TWIST just sat down with Isaiah Pittman V, a.k.a IP5! He spilled all the deets on how he got his start in the business, his musical influences and if he plans on touring! Check out our exclusive convo below and an exclusive performance!
TWIST: How did you get your start in the business? IP5: I started singing when I was two and I started taking dance lessons when I was four. A guy named Mark Calderon discovered me at a music festival in St Louis and he connected me with my manager Johnny Wright.
TWIST: Which song is most personal to you? IP5: 'Just Got Over You' and 'Come Go With Me.' They're two of my favorite from the album. While we were recording them, I just felt a certain connection with the songs. It's just one of those things where you do a song and it sticks with you.
TWIST: Do you write your own music? IP5: I actually co-wrote tracks for my older stuff, but now I'm working with a producer. Right now we're looking for new songs to put together a project for next year.
TWIST: How was the writing process? IP5: We'd just have writing sessions, where we'd sit for a while and think about what it meant for each person individually and how we wanted to write it. TWIST: Who were some of your musical influences? IP5: I listen to the oldies like Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Michael Jackson. Plus, newer artists like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Train, One Direction and Carly Rae Jepsen. TWIST: Do you have plans to go on tour? IP5: Once we finish our new project, we're putting together a show for it.
TWIST: Who would be someone you would love to tour with? Or even just collab with? IP5: I would love to work with Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake. I just really love them as performers.
TWIST: So many people call you a triple threat. Which talent is your favorite? IP5: Honestly I don't really have a favorite because I've been doing them all for so long that they kind of feel like three skills combined into one.
TWIST: What's next for you? IP5: I'm working on my new project and my fans can stay in contact with me on Twitter.
TWIST: Thanks for the chat! IP5: No problem!