When listening to Mariah Carey it’s easy to note if you’ve got it or not. Many do not, but not Isabella. Growing up she often found herself in her room singing along to Carey, Ricky Martin, La Lupe and others – and during that time she realized there was nothing more she’d rather do than music. Her mind set, she started down a path filled with the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, as well as a collaboration with Capitol Records’ BJ The Chicago Kid in 2016. Now on the heels of her debut EP, she’s released her premiere single, “Olé.”
The Puerto Rican side of Isabella is strong in “Olé.” It has that Latin vibrance, but her vocals carry like some of today’s leading pop stars such as Ariana Grande and Ciara. The Spanish tossed into the mix really sets this up to stand out from current acts on the charts. When it was said and done, it reminded me musically of a song you’d put on a playlist featuring that joint Beyonce and Sean Paul did back in the day, “Baby Boy.” A lot of energy, a great hook, an all around good song to start any night out with.
This year saw Isabella’s hard work falling into place with her duet with BJ The Chicago Kid, but come 2017 she’ll really start to take shape as her own artist and “Olé” is just the beginning. It’s the first single from Isabella’s upcoming EP that’s still void of a title, but will be dropping early next year.