Issues Add To The ‘Headspace’ Hype, Stream New Track “Slow Me Down”


First it was the funky, bass-driven single “The Realest.” Then, they hit listeners with their djent-y groove “Coma.” After “Coma” came the aggressive, anti-police brutality track “Blue Wall.” And now, one week before their new album Headspace hits stores, genre-bending outfit Issues is streaming their passionate new single “Slow Me Down.” 

First premiering on Rolling Stone (big time, we know), Issues’ new track dives into some pretty deep subject matter which frontman Tyler Carter explained to the longtime rock magazine.   

“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.” 

Carter continued to add, “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.”

To give the heartfelt track a listen, be sure to look below. Afterwards, make sure to pre-order Headspace before it hits stores May 20 via Rise Records.