Yorkshire raised, London based Izzy Thomas flaunts a fresh sound with her new single, Trouble (Pull That Trigger), which expresses many of the frustrations female artists face in the industry. Izzy spoke with The Fountain about the new track as well as her plans for the year.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what can we expect from this track?
A big vocal sound, a good mucky guitar tone and blasting power!
TF: You’ve titled it Trouble (Pull That Trigger) which is rather insidious, what inspired this title?
Trigger is a metaphoric term for a persons patience, Trouble is what comes when you push your luck with someone ha!
TF: And timely with all that is said about male musicians in a position of power at the minute, how does your song fit within this landscape?
It comes from a real place of frustration, with how like the 1950s some areas of the music industry can be. There are still men talking over women in meetings or in the band room, still men in power playing the “gatekeepers”, taking advantage of young musicians. I see it all the time. That’s where it came from for me, but this is an anthem for anyone who has been discriminated against, to say enough is enough, and we’re shouting until people start to realise and change starts to happen.
Fortunately it is, there are finally producers like R Kelly getting the karma they have deserved for years. Its actually shocking that people are only just realising that stuff like this isn’t normal!
TF: Are you scheduled to perform anytime soon, can we expect to see you in Scotland soon?
I would love to play Scotland! It won’t be soon with what my plans are at the minute, but to be honest, my career is always surprising me, so who knows! Ill be at the Hard Rock Cafe London 9th April, then Century Club London for my single/video release 29th April!
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
The Camden Underworld. The sound, the audience, everything was big! Definitely looking forward to playing more shows like that this year, I can’t wait.