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PREMIERE: ‘Sunrise’ Is Enchanting Pop From Izabelle

Born and raised in Canada, now calling Australia home, singer-songwriter Izabelle is the new zeitgeist for emotionally wrought pop music. AAA Backstage were lucky enough to grab the first listen of her new single, Sunrise, before its release.

Dynamically, Izabelle teeters blues, soul and pop music–but swirls it together to sound almost nothing like either genre. Siting her contemporaries as Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse–masters of soul-music mixing–it’s clear why Izabelle slates in her own world. On Sunrise, Izabelle pushes pop boundaries like none other thanks to a chorus that will be stuck in your head for days to come.

I’m always of the opinion that songs that take their time to implant in your memory are the ones that can stand the test of time. The interesting thing to note about Sunrise, is that it’s flipping both sides of the coin. That chorus imbeds itself in your head, while each repeated listen benefits headphone users, as small fragments of musical ingenuity spark up.

Recorded London, at Soho Sonic Studios, Sunrise is a brooding pop track that expresses both prowess in its delivery, and conflicting turmoils in its songwriting. What wouldn’t be a good pop song without its writer showing inner conflicts? The way Izabelle chants, “Get me out of here,” is a recluse toward letting go and experiencing freedom.

Sunrise is the first taste of Izabelle’s debut EP which is slated for a late 2017 release. You won’t have to wait much longer to see her perform in person, either, as she’ll be announcing some live dates very soon.

Written by Jake Wilton