Beautiful Oblivion, the genre-bending 3rd full-length from Issues, is likely to be one that opens all sorts of doors for the band as far as touring. With one foot planted firmly in pop + R&B, and another in rock, metal, and soul, it’s clear that Issues’ ambition is set higher than most of their peers.
Interestingly, the band has gained lots of attention from the wider music scene as a whole. One such band that’s noticed what Issues are up to is Nickelback, of all bands. While certainly the band is (somewhat unfairly) critically reviled, 2017’s Feed The Machine was far and away the best record of their career, as the band’s brand of hard rock showed genuine ambition for the first time in a while. What does this have to do with Issues, though? No, this isn’t an episode of Top 10 Anime Crossovers.
What it boils down to is this – Nickelback posted about the new Issues record on Twitter, and the entire Twitterverse blew up in reaction. The real question is, when is Nickelback bringing Issues on tour? Oddly enough, that would probably be pretty cool.
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) November 15, 2019
If u don’t fuck with the ‘back we don’t fuck w/ u https://t.co/eVEcqCQwmM
— ISSUES (Beautiful Oblivion out NOW!) (@issues) November 15, 2019
Nickelback tweeting about Issues proves Twenty Nine Scene is the wildest year in recent memory https://t.co/EwMMKzxxiY
— yeah i’m emo, so what? (@ThyArtIsMemes) November 15, 2019
Nickelback tweeted Issues. Holy shit. 🤘🏼 https://t.co/jgDnXcKWtY
— Cannon (@CannonLight) November 15, 2019
With reunions from My Chemical Romance, Rage Against The Machine, and Tool’s first record in 13 years, 2019 really has been wild. Nickelback touting Issues’ Beautiful Oblivion? Well, we aren’t exactly surprised either.