May 12, 2016


Hear Issues' Delicately Punishing New Track, 'Slow Me Down'

Last month brought "Coma," a new Issues track from their forthcoming, highly anticipated full-length, Headspace. The band is definitely a fan favorite in the modern Warped Tour scene, combining electronic sounds with straightforward, crisp-sounding emo/screamo/metalcore. It feels familiar at moments and totally foreign at others, an inventive take on a group of genres not typically open to change.

Today the band is back with the delicately punishing "Slow Me Down." Listen above.

Singer Tyler Carter told Rolling Stone about the track:

The song is about a woman who discovers her lover has been having a long term affair and goes off the deep end. She's ultimately brought back to reality by the love and care of her devoted son. There's a line in the song that goes, 'My son, I gotta thank you for calling, not sure who I would be if you stopped looking out for me.' I think that every family has that one person who's always looking out for the others – their purpose in life is to provide and always be the rock for their family. The song was written musically as a piece for my guitar player AJ's aunt who passed away. She was his best friend."

Headspace drops May 20. When you're done experiencing that emotional rollercoaster, watch our exclusive interview with the band below.