Izellah, the young and gifted music artist who hails from the sunshine state, has just released her new single Where Nobody Knows Me.
This new song follows on from the enormous success Izellah has had in the past six months with a string of pop releases that have attracted across the board media attention and helped solidify her growing fan base. Her songs are hooky, joyful and full of fervour and fun yet always manage to retain a contemporary edge.
This latest is no exception. The new track is a result of Izellah’s collaboration with some of the most in-demand music producers in the world including Andre Lindal, who has worked with Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Nelly Furtado and Jennifer Lopez, and Michael Jay, whose credits include Eminem, Celine Dion and Australia’s Kylie Minogue. There is a common thread to most of Izellah’s songs and this is usually related to self-empowerment and self-improvement. With this latest, Izellah is exploring themes of self-reflection and the fulfilment one can find by taking time out for oneself.
It’s a pertinent and powerful message, especially in this age of constant social media engagement. As Izellah sings, ‘I like it when I’m dancing on my own, to my favourite song’, which might seem at odds with what a teenager might be prone to want to spend their time doing, away from the company of friends, so Izellah’s declaration becomes an interesting take on the typical theme of a pop song. Beginning with a simple acoustic guitar pattern, it ushers in Izellah’s distinctive voice and the uncomplicated verse melody. This is followed by a pre chorus melody that rises a little, taking its cues from the verse and leads, in a very natural and effortless way, into the chorus, where the melody has more of an urgent tone.
This is also an opportunity for Izellah to utilise her voice, switching to the highs and the lows with confidence and a determination that accentuates the lyric. Where Nobody Knows Me is sure to get added to radio and streaming playlists all over the country and compliment Izellah’s ever growing stature on the Australian music scene.