Interview by Paul Salfen
At just 18 years old, Isabel LaRosa has already put her stamp on contemporary music with her unique brand of moody, infectious pop. The versatile artist recently inked a deal with Slumbo Labs/RCA Records and is set to release her much anticipated new EP, YOU FEAR THE GOD THAT LOVES YOU, which officially drops March 24th.
To support the release of the EP, LaRosa will be joining pop sensation Nessa Barrett on her sold out 2023 Young Forever tour. Barrett released her debut EP Pretty Poison in September of 2021 to critical acclaim. Barrett and LaRosa will crisscross the country for a total of 20 shows.
Born in Annapolis, MD, Isabel LaRosa’s upbringing surrounded her with music. Her father, a jazz musician, regularly took her to the jazz clubs for open mic nights, where he played the saxophone, her brother played guitar, and she sang alongside them. Inspired by the musical influences around her, she began writing songs with her brother in elementary school and from there, the creative duo was formed. Isabel, who just finished high school, still writes, and produces music solely with her brother and producer, Thomas, in their childhood home. The two collaborate to create music for specific atmospheres, vibes, and scenes – whether it’s biking through the foggy dimly lit streets of suburbia at midnight or walking home alone from a party and feeling like someone is watching you. The imagery for her visuals is inspired by thriller and horror TV shows and movies, such as Stranger Things and Get Out.
MAR 06, 2023 – BOSTON, MA – ROADRUNNER
MAR 08, 2023 – NEW YORK, NY – IRVING PLAZA
MAR 09, 2023 – NEW YORK, NY – IRVING PLAZA
MAR 11, 2023 – TORONTO, ON – PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
MAR 13, 2023 – CHICAGO, IL – BYLINE BANK ARAGON BALLROOM
MAR 14, 2023 – ST. PAUL, MN – PALACE THEATRE
MAR 16, 2023 – DENVER, CO – MISSION BALLROOM
MAR 17, 2023 – MAGNA, UT – THE GREAT SALTAIR
MAR 19, 2023 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – THE MASONIC
MAR 21, 2023 – LOS ANGELES, CA – THE FONDA THEATRE
MAR 22, 2023 – LOS ANGELES, CA – THE FONDA THEATRE
MAR 25, 2023 – LOS ANGELES, CA – HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM