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Issues Premiere “Tapping Out” Video

After taking some time off the road and to work on other things, Issuesreturned with “Tapping Out,” a brilliant and bold banger. Perfecting their signature cocktail of metallic groove, hip-hop phrasing, alternative echoes, and edgy pop appeal, the Atlanta outfit delivered an instantly irresistible anthem where singer Tyler Carter‘s nimble delivery slips from R&B swagger into hard-hitting heaviness.

The band has partnered with Revolver to premiere the visually arresting video. Watch it here.

“The song was most directly written about ‘Tapping Out’ of a relationship, and its context plays to the theme of any type of fighting match,” Carter toldRevolver. “However, upon collaborating with director Dillon Novak, we felt that aiming the visual towards the idea of fighting with yourself would be more relatable and pack a deeper meaning.”

Carter continued, “Some of the things we wrote about were the real struggles we faced while on a hiatus and while making this album. ‘Win or lose’ is kinda where we are with this, and we have every ounce of our souls set on winning. Over-working, self-doubt, self-hatred, depression and anxiety, and not breathing fresh air enough — all of the things that have been a struggle during this chapter.”

Issues will resume touring with I Prevail next month. All Issues tour dates are below.




7/11— London, ON — Harris Park

7/12— Niagara Falls, NY — Rapids Theatre

7/13 —Ithaca, NY — The Haunt*

7/14— Mansfield, OH — Mansfield Reformatory**

7/15— Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE

7/16— Peoria, IL — Peoria Riverfront

7/18— Oshkosh, WI — Ford Festival Park**

7/19— Chicago, IL — House of Blues

7/20— Cadott, WI — Rock Fest

7/22— Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall

7/23— Huntington, NY — The Paramount

7/24— Boston, MA — House of Blues

7/26— Bethlehem, PA — Sands Bethlehem Event Center

7/27— Montclair, NJ — The Wellmont Theater

7/28— Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore

7/30— Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore

7/31— Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore

8/1 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues

8/2 —Jacksonville, FL —1904*

8/3 — Lake Buena Vista, FL — House of Blues

8/4 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre

8/5 — Nashville, TN — Marathon Music Works

8/6 —Louisville, KY —Diamond Pub Concert Hall*

8/7 — Belvidere, IL — The Apollo Theatre

8/8 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

8/9 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live

*Issues Only

**Festival Date

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