My Music Moments: Isabela Merced Shares the Soundtrack to Her Life

Isabela Merced‘s music profession could also be younger, however it’s already mighty.

After making waves a 12 months in the past with the discharge of her first single “Papi”—which might go on to earn over 5 million streams on Spotify with a music video seen over 12 million instances on YouTube—the Peruvian-American actress has taken her time and made positive her subsequent releases lived as much as the hype. First got here wonderful EP the higher half of me in Could. (Lead-off observe “apocalipsis” is a bona fide bop.) And now, she’s upped the ante along with her new single “Do not Go,” a joint effort with Danna Paola, the Mexican singer and star of Netflix’s Elite.

Co-written with frequent collaborators Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, the scorching pop observe pulls from the worlds of salsa and chanteo, making its launch throughout Hispanic Heritage Month all of the extra particular. 

“Being a younger Latinx, I at all times wish to discover a solution to merge the outdated with the brand new,” Isabela mentioned of the music in a press launch. “Lyrically, it is a couple of little bit of a chase in a relationship. I do not know the place this man’s emotions are, however within the video, you get readability for what’s actually happening…and all of it make sense. There’s satisfaction within the lyrics about being a Latina, Danna, Mejicana, and, me, Peruana! We needed to search out the precise characteristic for it and at last did. It needed to be a Latin artist who might SING—a feminine powerhouse. So, Danna joined us, and I could not be happier.”

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