Sometimes we come across something that immediately catches our attention and has us asking “WTF is this?” That’s exactly what we have today, but we’re not exactly sure what it is yet. We received a package this morning from something called ilo ilo, and it’s not exactly the typical submission we’re used to.
We got a mysterious, trippy tube in the mail with a short letter, a rose and a USB all with the same branding for something called ilo ilo.
After digging around a bit we came across a SoundCloud page with no uploads and an Instagram page for ilo ilo filled with with short clips only lasting a few seconds pairing uncredited music with glitchy, dreamy videos that we just can’t get enough of. They’ve mastered the art of looped videos on Instagram as we instantly became hypnotized scrolling through their feed.
A lot of the videos and their bio show a phone number (808) 202-2690 and after calling we heard a voicemail of a girl saying “hey, its me. i know we haven’t talked in a while but I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and I have something special I wanna show you. It’s called ilo ilo.” We then received a text saying “Welcome to ilo ilo ♥‿♥ click below for everything you've ever wanted” with a link to their Insta.
We decided to see what was on the USB and when we opened it there was a video lasting a little over a minute that really grabbed our attention. The video kicks off with the same voicemail before an infectious, uncredited song starts playing joined by glitchy video clips similar to what we saw on their Instagram page. Throughout the video a date 5/16/18 kept flashing up that has us questioning what’s coming.
What is ilo ilo? We're not sure yet. After seeing this video teasing an ID, we’re assuming this is a new music project. However, who is this? The letter we got started off saying “i miss u” so we’re wondering if this is an artist we’ve featured on TSIS before? We really have no idea, but are excited to see what’s happening on Tuesday as it seems they have something up their sleeves. If you have any info feel free to DM us about it as we’re very curious. See the video below and enjoy!