On September 26 there was Kulturnatten (night of culture) in Norrköping. One of the many performers was the music band ISSA from Gothenburg. Here are some words about their performance and about them.
I don’t know if my words matter something. I’m no journalist, no critic whose words can motivate you to like or dislike a movie, a restaurant, a band. All I know is that I’m a lover who needs to speak up his mind upon the experiences I get while listening to ISSA.
Once more, ISSA has been like a wave, carrying the audience along to another place. With their epic composed tunes, surprising turns and well-fitting singing voice timbres they dig the channel from brain to heart. With the result that your focus drips from the former to the latter. In the end you feel younger, happier, closer to your true self. This is the power of music, the power of their stunning magic on stage.
ISSA’s music has serious topics though: war, refugees, and our responsibility to end all fire, to help all people. Not because we have to – but because we simply can. ISSA doesn’t need the notorius hammer trying to smite on the anvil of huminaty. Instead they let love drip into our hearts until they overflow – until we all swim in the same ocean of love. And this makes you feel: we all are one. Why do we let walls build and boats sink? We don’t understand.
This may sound pathetic to some people, but in times of endless wars and millions of refugees we have to remind us (and especially them) that we all are humans. Humans with the same right to safety, to a home. A life, simply said.
So ‘let them come, let them come’, ISSA let us sing, ‘we are the ocean, the ocean, I know’. Their music makes you feel unity, makes you feel your beating heart, your pulsing blood, your dancing energy. It brings you closer to the truth that we are not a drop in the ocean – we are the entire ocean in a drop.
ISSA on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/issaband
ISSA on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IssaBandOfficial/timeline/