FADER calls the song an "uplifting gem" & "soulful escape"
Hypebae says she "has an undeniable gift"
(New York, NY): 15-year-old Brighton native Isabelle Brown released a video for new single “Places" today. The video is an intimate look into the artist’s world–shot mainly via iPhone at Isabelle’s Dad’s 50th birthday party the video moves between clips of her friends, family and the London streets–to the beat of her song.
Watch "Places": https://youtu.be/cE7rVJr5IhM
Hoop earrings swinging, the scenes skirt from Isabelle’s home to cruising the streets of London joking with strangers and friends alike, as she innocently relishes on love and laughter. Embodying the soul and voice of a seasoned woman, the song confirms Isabelle as a vocalist wise beyond her years and a songwriter of boundless promise.
“’Places’ is about a place you can go where you don't have to pretend to be something you're not," Isabelle shared. "You can be yourself and be loved and accepted. When people hear it I'd love it if they got an overwhelming feeling of warmth and happiness, but that's a bit of a reach so as long as they think the tune is decent then that's alright with me."
Read more via FADER: https://www.thefader.com/2018/11/07/isabelle-brown-places-true-panther
Praise for "Places"
"It’s not just the maturity in the vocals that stands out...but also just the confidence of the arrangement, the lyrics, and the entire package" –Uproxx
"thoughtful lyrics and infectious energy" –Soulbounce
Isabelle Brown is an old soul trapped in the body of a fearless fifteen-year-old. Her story thus far is not that of your typical precocious teen star-in-waiting: hard graft, grit and vulnerability, those core values of true Soul music, underpin her powerhouse vocals. Inspired by the rich emotions of Nina Simone and the force-of-nature energy of Tina Turner, her mature perspective and deepfound artistry is reminiscent of the old-school R&B influences found in A Tribe Called Quest.
The singer-songwriter's curious and refreshing contemporary twist on these classic sounds is explored across her first mixtape 'Only Having A Laugh,' released in February 2018. The seven-song body of work tackles life and love's growing pains–themes that continue to take charge in the new music Isabelle is working on.
Listen to 'Only Having a Laugh': https://soundcloud.com/isabellebrown/sets/only-having-a-laugh
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