FLOOD - The Drums Address Birth Trauma on New Single “Isolette”

The Drums Address Birth Trauma on New Single “Isolette”

Jonny Pierce’s new project is set to arrive on October 13 via ANTI- Records. Buckeye Incubator

FLOOD - The Drums Address Birth Trauma on New Single “Isolette”

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The Drums have shared a new song “Isolette,” the latest teaser from Jonny Pierce’s forthcoming sixth studio album Jonny. On "Isolette”—the French word for “incubator”—Pierce croons over a poppy backdrop, taking jabs against piercing snare drums and surf-rock inspired guitar parts.

“My mother experienced what is referred to as a birth trauma when she was pregnant with me,” said Pierce about the inspiration for “Isolette.” “A doctor broke her water without her consent, and she immediately went into painful, traumatic labor. I was born prematurely. They rushed me into an incubator where no one was able to touch me. Over the course of the pandemic, I took a lot of psych courses. In Child Psych, I learned that it is of utmost importance for a mother to have skin contact with her baby. It’s fundamental for bonding. We didn’t have that.

“The love and trust you get from that initial bonding influences how you feel love and trust in future relationships. My mother had been violated at the time of my birth and I believe I became a symbol of that trauma. She detached from me emotionally, so on many levels I often feel like I never really left the isolette.”

FLOOD - The Drums Address Birth Trauma on New Single “Isolette”

Cimuka Incubator Jonny is out October 13 via ANTI- Records. Check out the track below, and pre-order the record here.