Australian singer and songwriter, Is who has captivated the world for years with her distinctive voice and mysterious wigs, is ready to return to the music scene in 2024 with her long-awaited album “Reasonable Woman”.
After eight years of musical silence that left her fans in suspense, the artist revealed intimate details of her life in a candid conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.
At 47 years old, Is She did not shy away from disclosing the difficult personal trials that led to her extended retirement. Her divorce from filmmaker Erik Anders Lang in 2016 marked the beginning of a dark period in her life.
“It was such a dark time that I lay in bed very, very depressed for three years,” the artist confessed.
However, he found his way back to the light through music and began composing, which led to his next album, whose songs like “Gimme Love” reflect his journey to recovery.
Since then, the pandemic has not left her alone Is She shared her space with part of her professional team in a property she described as ideal for escaping loneliness, but remained depressed as she didn’t even get up to watch TV because of a projector hanging from the ceiling.
“It was a strange moment, without using any muscles, watching TV as if alien to reality,” he said.
During this time, the artist continued composing until she finally had enough material for a new album.
In an unexpected turn, during the interview, Is He also revealed his Level 2 autism diagnosis, shedding light on many of the struggles he faced throughout his life.
“Personally, it was the best thing that ever happened to me,” she said of the diagnosis, which allowed her to be more authentic to herself.
Alcohol and his wig
The iconic blonde wig Is which is an integral part of his image, symbolizes his victory over alcohol abuse.
“When I started getting sober, I put the wig on my face and wore headphones; “I thought it was like I was in a little bubble with myself,” the singer shared.
In his private life Is She found stability with Dan Bernad, whom she married in May 2023 in an intimate ceremony at Villa Olivetta, the Portofino home of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. In addition, she adopted two children in 2020 to prevent them from becoming homeless, and she has already made one of them a grandmother with two adorable babies.
A strange illness
However, the strength of Is It goes beyond his music and his personal life. The artist has had to deal with health issues including cervical surgery and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare disease that affects collagen synthesis and poses significant physical challenges.
With the promise of his return to music in 2024, fans of Is They eagerly await the release of Reasonable Woman while embracing the fact that she has shared her personal story and resilience over the years. The artist continues to be a source of inspiration for many around the world.