Rising alt-pop artist Forrest Isn’t Dead has released his genre-bending new single, “Wash Away” from his just-announced debut full-length album, The End Of Everything. Out September 16th via Madison Records, the album finds Forrest Isn’t Dead drawing influence from acts like The Cure, Gorillaz, and Tame Impala. Get a taste of the album now below.
“The hook line and tempo of the song was inspired by one of my favorite bands T.S.L.O.,” shares Forrest. “The lyrics were inspired by the relationship I shared with my ex. We were together at the time of me writing it. I feel like the song is relatable to anyone who has shared a special bond with someone…don’t let it wash away.”
Of his upcoming full-length debut collection, Forrest adds, “If I didn’t do music, I don’t think I would still be here right now. I’ve experienced many traumas in my life, and I’ve found myself on the other side. There’s nothing in life you can’t get through. I want my music to feel like a sanctuary for you. My message is, ‘Even in your lowest point, I’m here for you’.”
Forrest Isn’t Dead will be on the road this summer and fall supporting the release of The End Of Everything. Dates can be found now below with tickets available HERE.
Known for his introspective and candid lyrics, Forrest Isn’t Dead pours out the stories of his life experiences and hardships through his unique and thought-provoking music. Growing up with a single mother and limited resources, the Atlanta-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist found early inspiration as a child in music and skateboarding, which played a major role in developing his feelings about life and love. Forrest later dove head-first into writing original music, learning to play drums, guitar, piano, and, of course, singing in addition to honing his production skills.
Artists such as The Cure, My Chemical Romance, Gorillaz, and Prince were big influences on his creative direction, but battling adversity and overcoming his own challenges were a benchmark towards shaping the person he is today. Since debuting in 2019, Forrest Isn’t Dead has garnered roughly 400K total streams across DSPs and over 660K total YouTube views in addition to support from Alternative Press (as a New Artist You Need To Hear), MTV (Spankin’ New), and Substream Magazine, among others, for his original music.
FORREST ISN’T DEAD TOUR DATES
July 29 – Charlotte, NC @ The Evening Muse
July 30 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
August 10 – Lexington, KY @ Al’s Bar
August 11 – Louisville, KY @ Magnolia Bar
August 17 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
August 18 – Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
August 19 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Monstercade
August 20 – Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon
September 20 – Chattanooga, TN @ Cherry Street Tavern
September 21 – Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub
September 22 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
September 23 – Athens, GA @ Flicker
September 24 – Charleston, SC @ The Royal American