Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Pop

Location: London


Issermann is lyrically confronting his vulnerabilities, writing heartfelt explorations with a wry sense of humour.

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.

The Help Musicians Do it Differently grant is going to be essential in the release of my first LP this year. It will enable me to not being stuck in a cycle of Singles and give me the opportunity to release a much clearer music statement. I will be able to keep working with top producers and artists I am already in collaboratiuon with but can't always afford all the time.

The reason I believe this project is crucial for my artist career is because I think it is necessary to tell the story I need to tell. I write about extremely personal things, anxiety, identity issues, addiction, faith etc… And the way I write about it is as an arc that is modeled on my own journey as a person. An album enables me to tell that arc correctly, add some voice messages and interlude tracks along the way to tell a complete and deeply personal story.