At just 17 years old, LaRosa is a budding star who commands attention with her thoughtful brand of moody electro-pop.
[New York, NY – August 26, 2022] Emerging, multi-faceted artist, Isabel LaRosa, who recently inked a deal with Slumbo Labs / RCA Records, isn’t slowing down after the release of her debut EP, i’m watching you, and its accompanying video trilogy / short film.
Maybe that’s because we’re watching her. And listening.
Now, LaRosa has released her newest single “Heartbeat,” which officially drops on Friday, August 26.
At just 17 years old, LaRosa has already been featured on flagship Spotify playlists like Pop Sauce, Pop Rising and Fresh Dance Pop. Her unique blend of electric, bedroom, and indie pop has garnered tens of millions of streams and a fiercely loyal fan base.
“This song is inspired by situations involving two people who have a secret, mutual obsession with each other, and how they attempt to hide those feelings,” shares LaRosa.
“As the song continues over a dark, dance/club influenced beat, the lyrics pick up in intensity, showing how deep young obsession can be. Overall, the song encapsulates a romanticized version of infatuation, and how that feeling can overtake one’s thoughts completely.”
Born in Annapolis, MD, LaRosa has music running through her DNA. Her father, a jazz musician, regularly took her to the jazz clubs where he played the saxophone, her brother played guitar and she sang alongside them. Inspired largely by her family, LaRosa began songwriting with her brother while in elementary school, and they soon formed a creative duo. Presently, LaRosa still writes and produces music with her brother as she works to finish high school online.
“HEARTBEAT” follows the release of LaRosa’s aforementioned debut EP / three singles, “HAUNTED,” “HELP,” and “HEAVEN.” Early Rising called “HELP” “transcendent, dark, and innately explorative,” while Alfitude claimed that LaRosa creates, “a bold, haunting and intensely gripping approach to dark pop that sounds like nothing else you may have come across.” About the EP, Clash Magazine raved, “Pop hewn from a darker hue, her music deals with paranoid mind-states and heartbreak, all while daring to look towards the light. A narrative-driven lyricist, her new EP ‘i’m watching you’ features three songs that build together to display a stark message.” In addition to writing all three singles, LaRosa wrote the treatments for and co-directed each video, which fit together into a short film. LaRosa’s visuals are often influenced by thriller, horror, and sci-fi movies and television shows, and provide the backdrop to her hand-crafted sonic universe.
LaRosa also co-wrote three of labelmate Ari Abdul’s songs to date. Stay tuned for more music from Isabel LaRosa.
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