Pop newcomer Isaac Dunbar has released his immaculate debut EP balloons don’t float here, featuring standout ‘ferrari’. Sonically the collection is varied, sitting somewhere between the bedroom style of SG Lewis and the bombastic emotive outpouring of Jordan Rakei and Raleigh Ritchie. Narratively, he allows some of his youthful naivety come through into his songwriting and although there’s a clear darkness running through this song suite.

‘ferrari’ talks of removing lungs and nighttime hauntings as he skips through verses celebrating lavishes he does not yet own. At just 16, he cannot legally drive yet through his captivating lyricism we believe he’s not only stolen this car but he’s done something awful to the person inside. Throughout balloons don’t float here the songwriting is introspective and clearly driven by Isaac, yet the dreamy soundscapes are instantly memorable and the sincere way he delivers his more balladic tracks connects on first listen.

A Spotify success story since the release of his debut single ‘freshman year’ last year, this is a well formed first offering from an exciting new name in the alt-pop scene. Watch the video for ‘ferrari’ below.

Isaac Dunbar's 8-track balloons don’t float here is out now on all DSPs. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.