- Words Cal McIntyre
Pop Prince to be Isaac Dunbar is here to cement his status as the next big thing with the release of his EP 'isaac's insects'. We got the wunderkid to curate a 10Trax of bops to get you in the mood.
It’s hard to believe that Isaac Dunbar is 16 years old – he’s mature, witty, sharp and downright talented through and through.
His EP ‘isaac’s insects’ proves exactly that; tackling themes of internalized homophobia, falling for the first time and all of the guts and glory that come with up growing in the digital landscape. It’s pretty clear that Isaac Dunbar is here to come for the throne, or rather, make his own throne for himself as he paves the way into a path that is clearly his own.
A trailblazer, to say the least, I wish I had someone like Isaac Dunbar to look to when I was growing up, and he’s undoubtedly becoming the voice for the online generation. With his unique gift of turning his inner-monologue into bedroom-pop confessions, there’s something entirely relatable about Dunbar and his timely warm presence.
Hailing from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Dunbar’s latest EP feels entirely packaged and whole as a body of work that puts this prince ahead of his years. Nostalgic and new at the same time, we can’t wait to see this pop prince go from strength to strength and evolve into a pop king.
We got Isaac Dunbar to curate a 10Trax playlist of tunes that he can’t stop spinning right now and the curation has resulted in a playlist full of bops, enjoy below!
"Polly" by Moses Sumney
"This song makes me heart feel like it’s being chopped up into a million pieces blended in a blender, shitted on, spitted on, toasted, and ran over. with that said it’s one of my favorite songs."
"Kings Of Convenience" by Parallel Lines
"Never gets old. One of the most beautifully created songs I’ve heard."
"Homegirl" by King Princess
"Reminds me of this boy I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO infatuated with. Hurts my heart but I still be throwing it back to this song."
"Jukai" by Jhene Aiko
"The song heals me. It's therapy to me."
"Licking An Orchard" by Yves Tumor
"Reminds me of ghosts and Louisiana and the color indigo."
"So Happy I Could Die" by Lady GaGa
"When I was like 7 I put this song on in the car and started singing along to the lyrics and my mom was like “Isaac... hunny... do u know what she’s talking about in this song...”
"I Don't Want It All" by Kim Petras
"Whenever me and my best friend are in the car and this comes on, we channel our inner most gayest selves and let it take over our bodies and we become the vessels to the homo."
"Golden" by Harry Styles
"When I hear this song I pretend like Harry is singing to me."
"Deep Sea" by Snail Mail
"Masterful, iconic, legendary, brilliant, stunning, heard across dimensions, divine, supreme, innovative, genius."
"Savage" by Megan Thee Stallion
"This song gets me out of bed."