Today sees the release of ‘Throated’, the debut single by Issermann, who confronts a personal battle with anxiety and self-destructive behaviour, with brutal honesty. His raw, emotive vocals build amidst delicate piano, before the instrumental explodes into grungy guitars and trap percussion.
“I was writing about a time in my life when I was losing the battle with anxiety. I felt a literal lump in my throat – a manifestation of all the wasted opportunities and unfulfilled ambitions. It was making me gag and making me sick. In ‘Throated’, I’m speaking to that other voice inside me, living out this fight to recognise myself again.”
“I was writing about a time in my life when I was losing the battle with anxiety. I felt a literal lump in my throat – a manifestation of all the wasted opportunities and unfulfilled ambitions.”
Growing up surrounded by an artistic family, the creative bar was set high from a young age. Adopted by London 12 years ago, Issermann went through a multitude of creative projects as a writer, producer, performer and more, before bringing together these influences and experiences on his own, searingly personal, project.
Issermann lyrically confronts his vulnerabilities, with emotional content and a wry sense of humour. His songs began life out of hours in the studio, when he started singing on instrumentals that he’d originally produced for South London rappers. Drawing on his teenage years as a metal singer, and time spent honing his craft in songwriting and production, the result is coming together as an intimate, grungy and daring debut.
Isserman will be performing at a special launch party at Arch 555 in Brixton on February 8th with support from Geiste and Dame Civile.
‘Throated’ is out now.
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