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the better half of me arrives on the heels of Isabela’s debut as a Republic Records recording artist in 2019 when she first teamed up with Sebastian Yatra for “My Only One (No Hay Nadie Más).” The single generated nearly 50 million Spotify streams, laying the groundwork for the release of her official solo debut “Papi.” “Papi” eclipsed 5 million Spotify streams with the official music video accumulating over 12 million views on YouTube, receiving critical praise from Refinery29, Billboard, Teen Vogue, and many more.
With acclaimed film credits to her name—including Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Instant Family, Transformers: The Last Knight, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and NETFLIX favorite Let It Snow—Isabela’s foray into music established her as a multi-talented star.
Over the past six months, in between acting roles, the Ohio born Peruvian/American artist immersed herself in music at songwriting camps and in the studio with industry heavy hitters like Justin Tranter [Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber], Andres and Mauricio (“Despacito”), and producers Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers “Cool,” “Five More Minutes”) and G.O Kings Bred (“Sunflower” Latin remix). Throughout the journey, the songstress unlocked new levels of confidence as she honed her sound.
Along the way, she also co-wrote anthems such as the confident and catchy “lovin kind” and delectably sexy “chocolate.” When the world shutdown due to COVID-19, she unearthed the final piece of the puzzle. Working alongside her brother Gyovanni Moner, known as producer Good Lunch, Isabela brought “apocalipsis” to life and realized her vision. Now, she makes good on a promise to fans to drop new music, fusing pop and Latin into bilingual anthems that eclipse borders and styles.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
About the theme, she states, “When you’re in a relationship, you often refer to your significant other as your ‘Better half’. I’ve found the balance and the better side in myself over the past year. I was sitting on the beach with my aunt, and she asked me if I’d ever been alone. I realized I had never really sat with my thoughts with no distractions, no phones, and no ulterior motives. When this isolation started, I was finally able to think about my life. I realized even more how important it was to love who I am.”
the better half of me EP TRACKLISTING
- todo està bien
- lovin kind
- the chase