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Isaac Dunbar

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At 16, Isaac Dunbar has thought a lot about how he wants people to feel — to know they are not alone, the way listening to artists like Lady Gaga did for him growing up as a mixed-race, artistic, “flamboyant” (his word) kid — the son of a Liberian father and an Italian mother.
Describing his music as “self-aware alternative-pop,” Dunbar makes lush, synth-driven music, which he writes, performs, and produces himself. He takes great care to ensure that his lyrics connect on the deepest possible level. The effect is made even more compelling when paired with Dunbar’s upbeat, sing-song melodies and potent hooks. 
Growing up in the town of Barnstable on Cape Cod, Dunbar was bullied for being different. “I was nine years old and cocooned in my bed scouring the Internet for new music.” When he was 10, he found a list of producers Gaga worked with on Art Pop. One of them was French house producer Madeon. “I saw that he had this program called FL Studio,” he recalls. “I illegally downloaded it at a Barnes & Noble in Hyannis, Massachusetts.” At 12, Dunbar began posting his own songs on Soundcloud and slowly building an audience. 
Since then Dunbar has signed with RCA Records and relished Zane Lowe premiering “Pharmacy” on his Beats 1 show. He’s toured the US, Europe, and the UK supporting Girl In Red, announced a spring US/EU/UK headline tour, and is now releasing singles in anticipation of his second EP release.

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