"It's a good area to be in — it's an important area to be in," says Jamie Isaac, tapping his freshly rolled joint as he looks over the city skyline in The FADER's latest short film. He's talking about London, and specifically south east London: his birthplace, his home, and the place where he forms part of an artistic community that includes King Krule and Jesse James Solomon. Isaac's own music sits somewhere between the two: he's set to release Couch Baby, a debut LP of simmering electronic ballads, on July 8. "There's definitely a scene growing here," he elaborates. "There's more of a communal feel. There's just a better vibe, you know?"
Isaac invited The FADER into his home and onto his streets to learn more about his songwriting process, his love of jazz, and his anxiety around live performances. Hit play for an intimate snapshot of the artist, and the area that shaped who he is.