California based singer-songwriter, Ismay, is back with a brand new single and video titled "When I Was Younger, I Cried", which has been selected as our DOPEST Video of the Week. This is the first single from her upcoming debut record, “Songs of Sonoma Mountain”, set to release early next year.
Five years spent working and living on the family ranch informs Ismay’s debut full-length record, “Songs of Sonoma Mountain”. This album was recorded in a 100-year-old sheep barn at the ranch, seeking to immerse the listener in the world of Sonoma Mountain, and to evoke the sense that we aren’t as separate from nature as we may think.
Co-produced by Robert Cheek (Engineer: Band of Horses, Chelsea Wolfe) and Avery Hellman, “Songs of Sonoma Mountain” features live vulnerable performances that bring out the character of the space. These songs tell stories from the perspective of the mountain, the animals upon it, and Ismay themself to examine gender identity, loss, and a search for belonging.
The record interweaves field recordings with intricate songwriting and experimental production. Ismay has also compiled a series of narrative documentary stories about Sonoma Mountain to accompany the record, to be released as a podcast entitled Where the World Begins in early 2020.
Watch "When I Was Younger, I Cried”, our DOPEST Video of the Week, right now, and connect with Ismay on her website and Facebook.