Jalle – Downers (feat. Issey Cross)

Nottingham’s rising alt star Jalle releases his brand new single ‘Downers’, featuring the talents of left-pop newcomer Issey Cross.

Produced with Josef Page (Aziya, Millie Turner), the track carries a central message that rings true to many young people battling with anxieties in the age of the internet.

“My school life definitely had an influence on this song for me, particularly how I felt during my school years. I always hated school and never really felt like I fit in. I always felt like an outsider and was constantly changing myself to try and fit in. Issey and I really connected over this and had similar experiences so ‘Downers’ was created.” – Jalle

“Jalle and I wrote this song in lockdown on zoom. It was the first time we’d met but we got on so well and just wrote a really honest song together about our insecurities and how we would change them if we could!!” – Issey Cross

Jalle | Issey Cross


  • 20th April – Audio Active Youth Club, Brighton 
  • 21st April – Abbie McCarthy’s Good Karma Club, Colours Hoxton 
  • 26th April – Creative Youth Network Youth Club, Bristol 
  • 3rd May – Send Project Youth Club, Nottingham 
  • 9th June – Z-arts Youth Club, Manchester 

Issey Cross – M40 (Love Me Now)

For those outside of the UK, the M40 is a motorway that connects London with some cities around England. Unromantic as that sounds, Issey Cross has used the reference to create a beautifully emotive pop bop, showcasing crisp vocals, intricate beats and stellar songwriting.

“I wrote ‘M40’ to help me through being in a long distance relationship, which is hard enough without being in lockdown for more than a year. I spent so much time on the M40 it felt right to write a song about it!

Issey Cross

Issey Cross – Boys Make Promises

First featured just a month ago, Issey Cross has since gained recognition from heavyweight tastemakers like DAZED, Wonderland, Notion, The Line Of Best Fit and more.

Now she’s back with another huge track; this is left-pop at it’s sharpest and finest. If there’s one name to get excited about this year, it’s Issey Cross.

Issey Cross

New Music: Issey Cross

Track of the week. From the first moment that you press play on ‘Who‘, you realise that it’s impossible not to have your attention immediately drawn to London talent Issey Cross.

This is a confident and striking approach to left-pop; a sound that is unafraid to claim it’s ground and be bold. It’s a song (and a talent) you won’t forget easily.

Issey Cross