Issermann is lyrically confronting his vulnerabilities, writing heartfelt explorations with a wry sense of humour.
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.
These songs began life out of hours in the studio, when he started singing on instrumentals he had 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.
Issermann’s first single, ‘Throated’, 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.’ – Issermann
Check out the release, here.