GET TO KNOW: Isla-Maria
After introducing herself to the world with her stunning initial offerings 'Questions' and 'I Woke Up To This Song' in recent months, 15-year-old newcomer Isla-Maria looks to continue her upward ascent with the vibrant new single 'No Doubt'.
Capturing a beautifully warm and effervescent R&B aesthetic throughout, 'No Doubt' makes for an incredibly rich and immersive listen. With her bright and heartfelt voice layered across a progressive production from start to finish, she is definitely one to keep a firm eye on for the future.
So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
The first artist I ever fell in love with was definitely Justin Bieber. He was my everything, and I wanted to be just like him one day. Looking all cool and being a famous singer.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did
they sound like?
In grade 9, I and some friends had a band called “pat the dog”. I'm not too sure why we named it that, but it was so much fun. We played at some events and would play more indie music. We would like to put your records on and Valerie's every gig. I miss playing with them.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Every single one of Sza’s songs. If I could make her music, my life would be complete.
If I could relive one moment in my career, I would go back on tour with my best friend Maeesha. I miss singing with her and getting to meet new people every day and perform a super fun show with lots of friends.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Definitely Sabrina Carpenter.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
Still Sabrina. I feel my newer music is going in the direction of more her sound. I would love to write a good love song with her.
Where do you see yourself in five years' time?
Honestly, I’m not even sure. I see myself out in LA with my friends doing music gigs and meeting fans, I also see myself living in Italy with my boyfriend on the beach owning a little Italian restaurant, I’m just going with the flow of where life takes me.
Isla-Maria's new single 'No Doubt' is available to stream now. Check it out below.