Meet Miserableisobel, a rising female artist hailing from Leicester, UK. Born on November 25th, 1996, Isobel has been writing songs since she was little, and it has become an integral part of who she is. Her music serves as an escape and healing process for her, and she hopes it can help others going through difficult periods of mental illness. Isobel writes about relationships, mental illness, and difficult emotions to process. Her songs are whimsical, and there are several references to fairytales and fiction.
While Isobel’s genre is mostly singer-songwriter or folk music, her music is unique as she incorporates beats from hip hop and RnB, making her sound a mix of many genres. What sets Isobel’s music apart is its raw and emotive nature, and she credits this to her love for writing. Isobel’s music is very much an attempt to make her dreams a reality. When she started, she had no idea how to pursue becoming a singer-songwriter, so she recorded songs on her phone, mixed them using apps, and winged it.
Despite being in the music industry for only a couple of years, Isobel has released several albums and songs, and her music has been well received, hitting the iTunes Charts at number 2 in Belgium. She has been signed to Bentley Records Red and is always looking for ways to improve her sound. Isobel sees herself achieving great things in the future, and she believes that with focus and determination, anything is achievable.
To young kids trying to start a music career, Isobel’s advice is to stay focused, avoid taking shortcuts, invest in the right equipment, and keep trying. Her favorite song is Hung the Moon, which she loves because of the phrase “I thought you hung the moon.” Her dream collaboration is with Taylor Swift, and she would also love to work with Lizzo and Noah Kahan on an album.
Apart from her music, Isobel also has a podcast called The Baby Diaries, where she talks about her experiences with mental illness. She has also written two books under her real name, Caitlin Strommen, about her breakdowns called Paper Doll and Girl behind the Mask, both of which are available on Amazon, Waterstones online, and Barnes and Noble Nook.
Isobel’s recording process is mostly done on her phone, but she collaborates with friends and producers to create music with an ideal vibe that complements her unique sound. As Isobel continues to create music that touches the hearts of her fans, she remains an artist to watch out for in the industry.
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