September 11, 2023

Ismena: This Time

photo: Maaike Ronhaar

Dutch folk singer Ismena does some serious soul searching on her new album This Time. The emotions were captured while they were still raw and it helped her a bit dealing with heartbreak, depression, and insecurity. She triesto keep her demons at bay by way of piano and acoustic guitar dream pop. The quiet intensity of songs like Nothing Remains and Damage is overwhelming, but in a beautiful way.

This Time is about hope against all odds, offering a bit of solace to everyone who has gone through a breakup. Her crystal clear voice is the guiding light to reach the end of the tunnel. What comes after that is unclear, but at least the journey now has a soundtrack.

Ismena: vocals, guitar and piano
Wiard Jorritsma, Ivy van der Veer: additional guitar
Ivy van der Veer, Brasoe, Ismena: additional bass guitar

Ismena: This Time

This Time is a self-released album. Buy it from her website. It will be released on vinyl via Electric Spark Records. Release date: September 15.

  1. I Don't Think I'll See You Again
  2. Nothing Remains
  3. Let You Down
  4. Today
  5. I Know
  6. Damage
  7. Fear
  8. This Time

Live date:
  • 09/16 Utrecht, Netherlands @ dB's

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