FRESH: ‘After You’ – ISA

ISA releases the emotional pop ballad ‘After You’ together with a music video.

20 year old Swedish singer, songwriter and dancer ISA really demonstrates her vocal power in this beautiful, soul-baring song that captures the sentiment of longing for something that means the world to you, simply utilising a classic piano, strings and her voice. ‘After You’ is vocal produced by ISA herself, and influenced by artists such as Ariana Grande and Julia Michaels.

“‘After You’ moves me so insanely much. It’s about longing for something or someone, and it makes me think about how my dreams gives me the strength to never give up on my music. My artistery is such as huge part of who I am as a person, so it feels very special to dedicate a song to that. The song came to life when my close friend Garren Edwards traveled from LA to Stockholm to visit me. We had a very intense week of writing and on our last night together, everyone went to bed accept from Garren who stayed up by himself and wrote ‘After You’. When I heard the song the morning after I was blown away, so I wrote a bridge and decided to release it.“ – ISA

20 year old artist and songwriter ISA burst onto the Swedish pop scene with the single “BOMB” in 2012, followed by “What Are We?” in 2014. A year later, she debuted in Melodifestivalen and reached the finals with the track “Don’t Stop”, co-written by herself. The creative process is essential for ISA and apart from co-writing all her own music, she has co-written Charlie Who?’s ”You” that reached over 17 million streams, and featured Sidney Samsons ”Enemy of the Hate” with Bobso Architect in 2017. Later in 2017, ISA ended her deal with Sony Music and started her own independent label, Licious Music.

Simultaneously, her creative work began to lean towards a sound in the intersection between pop and R&B, inspired by artists such as Ariana Grande, Post Malone and SZA. In the autumn of 2017, ISA wrote the song “MeToo” as a reaction on the #MeToo movement and performed live at the Stockholm manifestation. Shortly after, she kicked off 2018 by releasing “Perfect” and “Shy” that quickly gained a lot of traction on Spotify. In her music, ISA often state the importance of daring to challenge norms and ideals. ISA is dropping her first album on her own label Licious Music in 2019.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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