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Today, Los Angeles-native Isabella is sharing her first single via The FADER. “Three” is the first musical statement from the 20-year-old, who is finally unleashing her voice after previously finding herself in the pages of Italian Vogue and Mexico, or as the star of campaigns by MakeupForever and others. With this new song and its intimate accompanying visual, Isabella is proving she has a story to tell and a powerful voice to tell it with.
Speaking on the inspiration behind “Three”, Isabella says, “This song comes from the depth of my scarred heart. It is about that moment of realizing, that feeling of clarity – after deep love and deep hurt – when in the tension of a reappearing ex you just KNOW… don’t say this shit worth savin’, I promise you it’s not.”
Raised in Los Angeles, splitting time with her parents between the Woodland Hills and Westside Village, Isabella came to fashion early on. She first began modeling at four years old, led by her mother, a stylist and former model herself, whose knowledge of the industry allowed to guide her daughter through its ups and downs. Growing up, she was naturally drawn to music and performance, entering singing competitions at school and, at times, belting her heart out to whoever would listen. “My mom tells me that, when we lived in an apartment building, I would go outside the balcony to sing,” Isabella remembers. “She would be so embarrassed, hoping that the neighbors weren’t getting upset.”
At 16, Isabella decided to seriously pursue music. She worked with songwriters and producers, learning how a song is crafted from the ground up. “I didn’t think that I was capable to be writing on my own,” she says. “We were able to create songs that I loved but it wasn’t completely coming from me.” The experience fueled a period of creative discovery for Isabella, who set writing, recording, and, more than anything, finding the best way to fully express herself on her own terms.
Her first single, “Three” is a piercing diary entry about realizing you’re much more than what someone else sees in you. The song is a slow rolling anthem that marks the end of her private search for her voice and the beginning of sharing it with those who’ll see themselves in her lyrics. “I’ve been able to write about finding self-love and self-empowerment,” Isabella says. “It’s about discovering the strength inside of yourself.”
Watch “Three” above and stay tuned for more from Isabella coming soon.