Isaac Holman from Slaves has launched his new solo project with new single, ‘Too Shy For Tennis’

The track was co-produced by Damon Albarn.

Isaac Holman from Slaves has launched a new solo project.

His debut Baby Dave single, ‘Too Shy For Tennis’ was co-produced with Damon Albarn and is almost certainly the most can’t-stop-playing track of this week’s New Music Friday batch.

“I was living with my parents after a serious mental health breakdown,” Isaac explains of his new music’s conception. “I was very unwell, I’d lost my mind and I was suicidal. Once I started feeling a bit better, I began to write. Sitting in my childhood bedroom, on my bed, these tunes started coming out of me.

“Then lockdown happened and amongst the madness, the writing continued. I moved into a flat just down the road because we were all still worried about my mental state. I got a job as a gardener because I didn’t think I could do music again properly and I needed a bit of purpose. I was still writing though, I didn’t really know what for but it was just sorting my head out so I kept doing it. Then the project started coming together. I quit my job and decided to go for it.”

Check out ‘Too Shy For Tennis’ below.

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