We’ve included “Monster” in one of our bi-weekly bowls (or playlists) a few iterations back, but I find myself revisiting this track quite frequently.
Under his moniker IYESAYA (pronounced eye-say-ah), William Dop has been dubbed “bedroom pop’s prince of darkness” already with his limited body of work. Through his very label CFJ, he self-released Back Home last month with the profits going to a very good cause (with a basketball card that might be Detroit Pistons legend, Isiah Thomas).
Previously shared a few months back through Art Is Hard Record’s pin club, “Monster” is a commanding number, hinged on incinerating misnomers and erroneously slung words. Built upon layers of guitars of the bending and twinkling variety, the track is a forceful anthem with Dop’s displeased yet soothing gruff and a theme that matters.
It should be noted that all proceeds of the EP will be donated to Mind UK, a charity that provides accessible support to those struggling with mental health problems.
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