Oakland native King Isis, shaped by a musical lineage, blends genres from rock and R&B to jazz and blues. Raised on the piano of their great-great-grandmother, Omega King, a pioneering Black opera singer, Isis pays homage to her legacy. Amidst challenges in a low-income, single-parent household, they found solace in music and writing. Evolving from strict classical training to a more experimental style, their EP ‘scales’ delves into multiplicities and shadow work. Inspired by maternal figures and rulebreakers, King Isis draws influence from SOPHIE to Erykah Badu. Committed to communal healing, they teach music in LA’s low-income communities and foster creativity for incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.
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