Fresh Finds: Izzy Potter
Izzy Potter is a Nashville based pop/indie powerhouse with a new single coming out April 28th called, "Trash Talk." Nashville has a lot of talent to offer and Izzy Potter is someone to keep on your radar. Read all about Izzy and what she has coming up this year.
Brief background of yourself as an artist, what has changed in the past year?
"Izzy Potter is a singer/songwriter currently based in Nashville, TN with roots in New York.
She is an independent artist with universally relatable, poignant, and often personal
lyrics. Her first self-released EP “Place Called Home” has her most requested high-energy single “Juniper” to play live. Izzy’s lyrics have depth and insight that is both
playful and intriguing and have been remarked as “spot on” for such a young talent. Her
storytelling is invoked with the spirit of acoustic pop/folk-style sounds. Her storytelling
style is often compared to artists like Taylor Swift, Julia Michaels, Noah Kahn, Fleetwood
Mac, and Phoebe Bridgers. She has been songwriting since she was 12 years old and
was recognized by NSAI songwriting evaluators as “One to Watch.” In New York, Izzy
can be found anywhere around town playing with local bands--such as her Bowery
Ballroom NYC debut alongside Long Islands indie-rock band Arcy Drive--playing local
venues, bars, restaurants, festivals including the Huntington Paramount Stage, Arlene’s
Grocery. Izzy is currently based in Nashville, studying songwriting at Belmont University,
and can be found performing at various venues in the area. Izzy is excited to continue
her love of performing and writing. No doubt her drive, devotion, and passion for writing
will destine her for success."
Where are you based out of?
"Hey! I’m Izzy Potter, singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY and currently based in
What are you planning on releasing this year?
"My latest single “trash talk!” drops April 28th and it’s my first release in about a year and
first release since coming to Nashville."
Have you been co-writing with other writers?
"I have been co-writing! Moving to Nashville for school has definitely introduced me to
co-writing, something I hadn’t previously done in NY. I played a lot of writer's rounds
when I first arrived here, and met a ton of people there that I still write with."
What was the process for writing and releasing your new music? Why did you pick your genre you play?
"For “trash talk!” I wrote this song back in December of 2021 right after my 3-year-long
relationship ended. I was talking to my mom on a trip to NYC and on the way I was just
saying “Wow I wish something happened that I could in a way blame the breakup on,”
like if there was a giant fight..or some sort of reason for why this didn’t work out when in
reality we simply grew apart, which happens! It’s a song about how after a breakup
everyone tries to talk shit about the ex, saying you’re better off without them, other fish in
the sea type things, and all that. We tend to try to focus on the bad to overcompensate
for the loss of all the great things about that person. You want to speak ill of them but
you just can’t because you know it’s not true. I recorded a rough demo with my talented
friend/producer Ben Bustamante in Long Island, then took this song to Nashville and
started playing it at various rounds/shows. People really vibed with it, so I ultimately
decided it was going to be the next single. It’s super high-energy and one of my favorites
to play. We then tracked it live with the band at Greybox studio in Nashville. I kind of fell
into the indie-pop scene here in Nashville, influenced by the fantastic songwriters around
me. The music I released previously has been super pop which I love, but I always knew
I wanted to head in a different direction. I always say I’m a singer-songwriter and then
everything else is a blur. Indie pop? Indie rock? Folk? All the above haha. Though this
next release is still very much in the pop realm, I love this song dearly as it is just super
fun and energetic! I am very excited for my next project as it will definitely have music
that is sonically diverse in its indie-pop/rock and folk influences."
Where have you been playing live music and planning to play this upcoming month?
"I have been playing all around Nashville including venues such as Cafe Coco and The
Well. I just played a fantastic show at The End on April 5th, one of the most energetic
and electric shows I’ve ever done. The crowd, the lights, the music, everything was
phenomenal and the other performers were incredible! My last show of the semester is
April 22nd at Cafe Coco before heading back to NY, where I will be for the summer
playing more gigs/traveling! Stay tuned for those on my instagram and website."
What do you like most about your music career?
"Definitely being able to create music that I love and believe in, and being able to perform
and share that with a crowd of people, is the most rewarding feeling ever. I love
performing so much, but also love those moments in between. The feeling before going
out on stage, the nervous excitement in your stomach. When the band comes over and
we hang and laugh and practice. When we hit the stage and know we killed it, smiling
like crazy backstage together. The quiet in the moments after I write a new song and
share it to my friends/band. Planning out show outfits..Recording too, how can I forget! I
love every part of this journey from the beautiful moments on stage, to the little things in
Why did you choose a career in the music industry? What are your long term goals?
"I know the music industry is very volatile and competitive. There is so much
talent and beauty in the world and it can feel very overwhelming at times to try to avoid
comparison. I used to believe a music career was unrealistic, but I realized if it's what I
love so much I at least have to try. I feel like most people have a calling and this is mine.
I want longevity to be my goal. I want to be around for a while and be able to sustain
myself through music financially, touring, and creating music people can enjoy."
What is one song that would describe the soundtrack of your life?
"This is such a tough question, maybe at this moment it’s “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac.
It's a song to me that resonates in such a time of change and self-introspection. Answers
to things in life we don’t know, wondering and thinking about the changes all around us.
College has for sure had some of the biggest moments of my career so far, things and
people ever evolving around me."
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