From being stuck in her bedroom amidst a global pandemic to becoming a viral sensation on TikTok, Isabel LaRosa’s time as a Music Daily Discovery is long overdue.
Artist Profile: Isabel LaRosa
At only 19 years old, the haunting vocals of Isabel LaRosa have only just recently emerged into the world of music. And we think they’re here to stay.
Like so many others, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the lives of everyone around the world. Isabel LaRosa is an example of using the time stuck at home for something greater than herself. In the midst of her time in high school, Isabel was no stranger to the passions found in music. Growing up surrounded by salsa and classic rock from her parents, she and her brother were frequently exposed to art from a young age. Witnessing her brother and father playing at open mic nights growing up, it was only a matter of time before Isabel became a musician herself.
Then began her journey as a songwriter. She’d write songs in her childhood bedroom—a ritual that has followed her to the present day. What began as a hobby quickly developed into something much more fulfilling. And COVID gave her the time to delve into this untapped talent and turn it into a life-changing career.
TikTok Viral Track, “Haunted’
Discovering your own hidden talent is one thing, but creating the platform to share it with the world is a whole different feat.
“I STARTED POSTING ON TIKTOK TO PROMOTE MY MUSIC, AND FOR ABOUT A YEAR, 5-10 POSTS A DAY, LITERALLY NOTHING WENT VIRAL. NOT EVEN CLOSE. TWO MONTHS AGO MY BROTHER AND I WROTE A SONG CALLED “HAUNTED.” WE WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING THAT FELT LIKE IT COULD BE IN THE SHOW “EUPHORIA”. I’VE LOVED HORROR TV AND FILM SINCE I WAS A KID, SO “HAUNTED,” GAVE ME THE RIGHT VEHICLE FOR CREATING SHORT FILM TYPE TIK TOK CONTENT, THAT I REALLY FELT PASSIONATE ABOUT…”
Before Isabel and her brother could even finish the track, “Haunted” took off on TikTok in 2022. Its virality came as a surprise and provided the much-needed push to release music on a larger scale. And, to a much larger audience, thanks to social media. Since, Isabel has dropped seven singles, plus her EP earlier this year, YOU FEAR THE GOD THAT LOVES YOU. In addition, she’s also now signed to RCA Records—the first step toward a long and enriching career, we’re sure.
If you’re looking for an alt-pop powerhouse with killer vocals and expert storytelling, let your search end with Isabel LaRosa. Between her drive and passion, mixed with her songwriting and unique voice, Isabel is the prime example of Gen Z dishing out incredible artists. The future of music is looking bright if Isabel is any indication of the power and talent in upcoming years.
Stream “Haunted” down below and check out Isabel’s official website for information on new music, tour updates, and more!