Around this time last year, Isabelle Brown dropped her anticipated EP 03 much to our listening delight. Since then, the Bounce-Worthy teenager has exceeded one million global streams, sold-out headlining shows in London and Brighton, plus had the incredible opportunity to warm up the stage for artists like Ms. Lauryn Hill, Brittany Howard, Black Pumas and Jamila Woods. She ended 2019 on a high note with "Living In The Moment," and it's quite clear that this rising star has a bright future ahead of her. Yet, for her first new music of 2020, she reflects on the past with the single "To Say Goodbye."
Via press release, the singer-songwriter reveals that the song "is me addressing the end of a friendship and taking responsibility for my faults in the relationship. It's also a song about closure and accepting the end." Over a beat-laden '90s throwback arrangement, Ms. Brown's beautiful vocals are filled with emotion – displaying both maturity and transparency as she sings, "I blamed you but to tell the truth I was wrong all along / I know it’s my fault, if I could change it all I would."
For the Meena Machina-directed visuals, Isabelle is in deep thought while staring out the window of a moving car. As she sings, we see footage of a young Issy and her pal, sharing fun times and laughter. It's heartwarming and sad all at once, especially as the singer explains, "The video captures me in my most reflective state where I'm reminiscing on past - happier - times with my friend."
We're not sure if they ever reconciled or decided to love each other from a distance, but one thing we do know is that "To Say Goodbye" is worth a listen. Download your copy today and keep up with the talented Brit on Instagram and Twitter.