Issues vocalist and solo musician Tyler Carter has been jettisoned from Issues after sexual misconduct and grooming allegations surfaced 2 days ago. The frontman has not addressed the allegations (which you can view below – warning – they’re disturbing), but Issues have parted ways with him regardless. There’s obviously no word on if he’ll be replaced or not, so we’ll keep you posted as developments surface.
On the heels of more than 24 million streams of their new album Beautiful Oblivion (which received high marks from us, to be sure) and a successful Fall 2019 headline tour, Issues have shared the colorful and striking video for “Rain“.
Currently finishing up their headlining Beautiful Oblivion tour in support of their genre-bending third full-length album, Issues are finishing 2019 in a very strong fashion. The band was also added (surprise, surprise) to Dance Gavin Dance’s 2020 headlining tour early next year as well.
Notably, though, that’s not the only awesome thing to happen to the band this week. Their standout single “Tapping Out” has quickly become a fan favorite, and Issues fans who might miss the heavier side of the band were certainly pleased. Oceano vocalist Adam Warren, who’s known well for his monstrous growls, joined the band on stage to perform the song live. Needless to say, heads would probably roll if this happened on an actual recording.
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.