Leave it to the great singers and songwriters of our day to express heartache, life transitions, and growth in the most poignant fashion. Classically trained, Bronx-born and bred singer/songwriter Isa takes a page from two of her biggest musical inspirations Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston in her brand new, beautifully heartfelt ballad “Take It Slow.”
Showcasing Isa’s overpowering vocal ability, the song serves as the lead single for her forthcoming sophomore EP Mirrors Volume 1.
“‘Take it Slow’ was a song that I literally wrote and arranged within the matter of an hour. I was going through a separation from someone I was truly in love with, and the day I wrote ‘Take it Slow’ was the first day I had some time off to be home with myself to digest the situation and being left for someone else. There is no resolution by the end of [the song]. It’s literally a song about being still. There is no right or wrong move, there’s nothing really to do but let life flow naturally no matter how painful it may feel to not have a solid ‘yes’ or ‘no’ at the time.” – Isa
The granddaughter of famed Cuban vocalist and actress Isaura Mendoza, Isa (born Isa Marina Lopez) is an extraordinarily talented Bronx-born singer, songwriter, and model who has earned rightful comparisons to Alicia Keys, Selena, and Aaliyah.
Isa began playing guitar, songwriting, performing at local talent shows, and doing musical theater at the age of nine. Inspired by the legendary Maria Callas‘ performance in Puccini’s Tosca, Isa, at the age of 14, enrolled at The Marianela Sanchez School of Music in the Dominican Republic, where she was classically trained and mentored by celebrated Lyric Soprano, Marianela Sanchez.
Isa returned to the U.S. after graduation and interned with Capitol Records, which influenced her decision to take on contemporary pop music. She released her debut EP Montage while attending Pace University. Isa continued vocal training under the direction of Karen Nimereala (vocal coach for Sting, Mylene Farmer, etc.) to stay sharp during college. After graduating with a degree in Communications, Isa joined forces with production duo B3D for various collaborations, including their hit “Higher.” Now training with New York Vocal Coaching director David McCall, Isa is prepping the release of her sophomore project Mirrors Volume I.