King Isis is the queer, Black genre-bending afrofuture you don’t want to miss. Born-and-raised in the cultural hub of Oakland, CA, King Isis brings the life back to music with their raw, honest, and gritty sounds. A musical shapeshifter, Isis emerges with a refreshing fusion of sound ranging from alt-rock to RnB, to blues to boho indie-pop. King Isis challenges the expected. Through each song, King Isis takes you on a journey of healing and becoming, creating new worlds through their songs with haunting vocals, vulnerable lyrics, and expansive musical abilities. A counter-culture weirdo, King Isis creates for those outside the margins. King Isis believes in the healing power of music and hopes to continue to bring those who feel outcasted and isolated into the fluid space of their sounds.
King Isis is only just getting started, landing performances at Bandcamp Oakland’s debut showcase, Bay Area’s staple festival Noise Pop, and recognition from high-profile publications such as Pigeons + Planes, Afropunk, and Teen Vogue. With their 3-part introductory EP series, split by sounds + seasons, Isis challenges both the binaries of society and the boundaries of genre, traversing through different realms of reality in their music by rejecting the limitations of the status quo. King Isis is up next; ready to disrupt, destruct and unify through their sounds.
"My music is like Kurt Cobain + Erykah Badu SPREADING FAIRY DUST at a rave in THE FOREST"
FOR FANS OF
Mitski, Erykah Badu, Lianne La Havas, King Krule
Punk rock meets RnB meets indie boho-pop
Pigeons and Planes Cover of the Week Highlight
Press Features from Afropunk, Teen Vogue, Them. and Dua Saleh's personal playlist
Performed at max capacity Bandcamp Headquarters show
Performed at local favorite Noise Pop Festival
Performed 70+ shows from CA, NYC, to Europe
"The burgeoning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist serenades anyone who presses play on her music with warm vocals, intimate dissection of introspection, and a presence that is nothing short of captivating." -- Lyrical Lemonade, 2022
"[Sparkly] traverses dynamic ground, sliding from jazz and blues to indie pop and back again, setting the foundation for King Isis's chameleon vocals." -- Teen Vogue, 2021