Today, U.K. painter Issy Wood releases her introspective debut self-written/produced track and video “Cry / Fun” via Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records. It’s the first track off her forthcoming EP, Cries Real Tears! slated for release on December 4.
“Cry / Fun and this EP are an experiment in switching mediums,” said Issy. “Cry / Fun more or less gives itself away in the title – for me the track, and perhaps the EP in general, is my confessing to mistaking pain for pleasure, or a trap for freedom in relationships, including the one with myself. I’m hoping these songs can do for other people what visuals alone don’t always manage to do.”
Featuring a stop-frame animation laboratory animal with a ‘taste for pain,’ the music video for “Cry / Fun” was made by Issy Wood’s fellow creative, Stuart Middleton. Together the song and video explore the idea of balancing pleasure with pain and the inner turmoil that comes from being both compelled and suffocated by the trap you find yourself within. Stream below.
In other music news, watch IV JAY’s latest cinematic cut “Loser” off her most recent project.