“It’s hard to believe that the full, raspy, deep voice – almost of the same calibre as Etta James, Aretha Franklin and the soul greats – belongs to a Brighton-based, 15-year-old girl whose next big chapter of life involves completing her GCSE’s next summer.” – Vogue
“nostalgic and fresh at the same time…this British teenager’s soulful voice will blow you away” – The FADER
“a sound that’s bursting with the soul of a seasoned woman” – Nylon
“It’s not just the maturity in the vocals that stands out…but also just the confidence of the arrangement, the lyrics, and the entire package” – Uproxx
Isabelle Brown is an old soul trapped in the body of a fearless fifteen year-old. Inspired by the rich emotions of Nina Simone and the force-of-nature energy of Tina Turner, her mature perspective and deep found artistry in soulful songwriting is reminiscent of the old-school R&B, jazz and hip-hop influences found in A Tribe Called Quest.
Already making fans out of taste-makers at Vogue, The FADER, Nylon, The Line Of Best Fit, Hypebeast and more, the Brighton, UK native has shared the music video for her new single “Places”, released via True Panther / EQT / Caroline Australia. The video is an intimate look into the artist’s world – shot mainly via iPhone at Isabelle’s Dad’s 50th birthday party the video moves between clips of her friends, family and the London streets – to the beat of her song.
Hoop earrings swinging, the scenes skirt from Isabelle’s home to cruising the streets of London joking with strangers and friends alike, as she innocently relishes on love and laughter. “’Places’ is about a place you can go where you don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not,” Isabelle shared. “You can be yourself and be loved and accepted. When people hear it I’d love it if they got an overwhelming feeling of warmth and happiness, but that’s a bit of a reach so as long as they think the tune is decent then that’s alright with me.”