Today, 18-year-old singer, songwriter, performer, and acclaimed actress Isabela Merced presents her debut EP, the better half of me.
Get it HERE via Republic Records.
Over the past six months, in between acting roles, the Ohio born Peruvian/American artist immersed herself in music at songwriting camps and in the studio with industry heavy hitters like Justin Tranter [Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber], Andres and Mauricio (“Despacito”), and producers Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers “Cool,” “Five More Minutes”) and G.O Kings Bred (“Sunflower” Latin remix). Throughout the journey, the songstress unlocked new levels of confidence as she honed her sound.
Along the way, she also co-wrote anthems such as the confident and catchy “lovin kind” and delectably sexy “chocolate.” When the world shutdown due to COVID-19, she unearthed the final piece of the puzzle. Working alongside her brother Gyovanni Moner, known as producer Good Lunch, Isabela brought “apocalipsis” to life and realized her vision. Now, she makes good on a promise to fans to drop new music, fusing pop and Latin into bilingual anthems that eclipse borders and styles.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
About the theme, she states, “When you’re in a relationship, you often refer to your significant other as your ‘Better half’. I’ve found the balance and the better side in myself over the past year. I was sitting on the beach with my aunt, and she asked me if I’d ever been alone. I realized I had never really sat with my thoughts with no distractions, no phones, and no ulterior motives. When this isolation started, I was finally able to think about my life. I realized even more how important it was to love who I am.”
the better half of me EP TRACKLISTING
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