New Artist Alert: Bronx-Born Isa Offers Pop-Soul With New EP, “Mirrors”

- By Bossip Staff

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Sultry Singer Just Dropped New EP “Mirrors Volume 1”

New artist Isa didn’t have to go far when she was looking for material for new music.

The rising starlet sings about her own life and ups and downs of getting her musical career off the ground in her new EP, “Mirrors Volume 1.”

“I had a lot of moments where there wasn’t anyone supporting me,” Isa told BOSSIP. “I didn’t have the means, but I had to rely on myself and my faith in God. That’s why I called it ‘Mirrors Volume 1.’ Because it was a true reflection of what was going on at the time.”

Isa said she suffered lots of setbacks, had to reshoot videos over and over and even battled against sexism and racism in the industry. But she said the end result was worth it, and now she wants to continue to hone her singing talents.

“I was figuring out how to move in the industry as a woman of color,” Issa said. “That’s what “Mirrors” is about. Giving it real, without judgment.”
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The 25-year-old grew up in the Norwood section of the Bronx, her grandmother, Isaura Mendoza, a Cuban actress and singer, was a huge influence on her childhood, which included spending Saturdays singing along to the Spanish language show “Sabado Gigante.”

“When I was little, I always loved watching music videos at home,” Isa recalled. “I always sang in the chorus and did musical theater.”

After spending her high school years in the Dominican Republic, studying soprano with noted singer Marianela Sanchez, Isa returned to New York to audition for a spot at Julliard. Although she didn’t make the final cut, she enrolled at Pace University in NYC to continue her vocal training and it led to an internship at Capitol Records, where she decided she’d like to sing “pop with R&B tendencies,” she said. Isa dropped her first EP, “Montage,” in 2013 and has been working steadily in the music biz ever since.

The beauty said she not only wants success for herself, but in order to give back. She said she dreams of opening an after-school art center in the Bronx where kids could also learn about their heritage and history.

“I think it’s very important to support your audience as well,” she said. “Those are the people coming to my show, those are the people posting about me, and I want to be able to give back.”

Listen to “Mirrors Volume 1” here.

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