Meet Isanna: The Artist With Heavy Bass Melodies and Aaliyah Undertones
As always we are back and once again bringing the freshest new music. This week, Isanna.
Isanna is an American-German producer and artist based in London. While drawing inspiration from her multifaceted background and nomadic tendencies, Isanna is making her mark via a strong visual aesthetic and sound that is all her own. Although her musical background is rooted in structured classical voice training, her self-taught production and song-writing style is free-flowing and honest- we grabbed her for a chat
Q. So to KICK it all off who is ’Isanna’’? in three words only.
Very Good Kid.
Q. Tell us about your track ‘Seasons’?
I wrote and produced the track alone in my bedroom, which is how I make most of my work. At its core, Seasons is a song about the music industry and the parallel that it draws to an oppressive relationship. It’s about feeling watched and smothered. I actually had to keep my voice down while recording because I didn’t want to wake up my flat mates haha. It’s pretty DIY but I think it adds an element of anti-surveillance to the song.
Q.Who did you grow up listening to and what are you listening to right now?
As a kid, I listened to a lot of Bon Iver, Banks, and Daughter, which is why I think my lyrics always come out slightly melancholy. Right now, I’m bopping to Banks’ new album, Denzel Curry, and Blink 182.
Q. You have been described at Distract HQ as a mix between ‘Aaliyah’ and ‘Jessie Ware’- would you agree with this?
That’s really cool! They’re obviously both incredible artists. I am humbled.
Q. What can we expect from you this Autumn, are you touring?
This Autumn I’m still going to be doing mostly writing and session work for my upcoming debut EP, with a few live shows in London. I’m honestly super excited to get back into performing after a year-long hiatus.
Q. We have a few easy questions for you now- Pick two Celebrities to be your parents- Who?
I love my real parents, shout out Renate + Dieter.
Q. If you had to work with either ‘Kyle Jenner’ or the ‘Kim Kardashian’ on a record who would it be and why?
I don’t know if you’ve ever heard ‘Jam (Turn It Up)” by Kim Kardashian, but it’s a BIG tune. The choice is clear.
Q. Rate yourself(s) on a scale of 1-10?
Ooh, I like how there is an option for ‘yourselves’. All 2 of me are a solid 8.5, I’d say. Together we’re a 16.5.
Q. Red or Orange ( this is not a trick question…)
Orange has always been my favorite color, besides black. The other day I opened a fortune cookie that said wearing orange would bring me luck, so that really only solidifies it for me.
Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life who would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Q.If You could trade places with another person for a week- famous or non famous/living or dead / real or fictional who would it be?
Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein. She’s the original Goth Girl and just really sick in general. As a female producer, I really look up to the way that she pioneered a path for women a male-dominated publishing industry. It just goes to show how powerful (sad) girls can be.
Q. Finally where can we find you online- Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat?
Insta + Twitter: @isannasophie
I don’t have a snapchat because I have the social media skills of a grandma.