Issues in Music


A topic or situation that requires consideration, discussion, and action. It can be a personal or professional matter, for example: a person who loses his temper easily has anger management issues, or a company struggling with finances has financial issues. In the context of a law suit, a plaintiff or defendant will present a list of issues that they want the court to address.

The etymology of the word issue suggests that it was once a way of putting something out. For instance, a celebrity might issue a statement, or the post office might issue new stamps, thereby “issuing” them for public consumption. More recently, however, the term has come to be associated with a problem or concern. In college writing, you may be asked to analyze an issue and offer your own stance on it. Examples might include governmental spending, environmental protection, and bias in news coverage.

Julia Michaels’s song “Issues” is a complex blend of metalcore, nu metal, and pop. The song has been featured in a variety of TV shows and music festivals, including the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wango Tango, and the 2017 Grammy Awards.

Issues is the second studio album by American metalcore band, Julia Michaels. The album was released in March 22, 2017, by Tooth & Nail Records and is the follow-up to her 2015 debut, Is There Anybody Out There?.

Tracks from the album have been featured in a number of television shows and music festivals, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wango Targa, and the 2017 Grammy Awards. Issues has sold over a million copies worldwide.