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INTERVIEW: Isador

Hi Warren, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Good! working on the next music video at the moment, we got in way over our heads for it but It’s shaping up to be great.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Falling”?

Falling is the first song I’m releasing as Isador, I think it’s a clear introduction to my sound and the themes covered in the song run through almost all of my art.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I wrote the song maybe a week after I dropped out of college. I was back in New Jersey very isolated, everyone I knew had moved away… I felt I didn’t have a future, like dropping out of college was a huge mistake that I wasn’t sure I could really come back from. Eventually the song helped me get out of that rut and move in the direction I wanted to go in life.

How was the filming process and experience for the music video?

Filming the video was a totally insane experience. I was being dragged on the ground for hours every day of shooting, we had rigged up this crazy padding so I could be dragged without rocks cutting me up. I would have to watch takes on the ground covered in mud and figure out direction because we didn’t really have enough time for me to get up and reset.

For the last shot, we had 9 people in the forest, with an invisible pulley system set up around the tree deep in the woods. I was holding the camera with this sort of selfie stick thing and running out of the darkness of the forest into the sunrise. Our DP [Sam Cutler- Kreutz] was ready for a hand off, I kind of tossed the camera to him so he could do this circle around me, and then right before he completed the circle someone yelled for everyone to start pulling on the rope which was attached to this rock climbing vest I had on, I dropped to the ground and got dragged back into the woods.

How was the recording and writing process?

Incredibly cathartic and intense. Recording and writing is therapy to me. It’s how I am able to process and work through things.

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

First come more songs then we can talk about the album!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

😉

What answers are you hoping to get answered throughout this new material?

Powerlessness is a recurring theme in my work, It’s present in my lyrics and in the visuals that accompany my music. I use art to help me process that feeling of powerlessness growing up in this world.. I think if I could help others through that it would be a dream come true.

Any plans to hit the road?

Soon! working on my show now, I want to make sure it’s 100% me before I go on the road.

What else is happening next in Isador’s world?

I have a song I worked on with my friend Andrew Maury coming out next that is really nuts, and then the video for that song that is total insanity.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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