You may know Isabela Moner from her role on Nickelodeon's 100 Things To Do Before High School, but did you know that she just dropped a new single called "Dream About Me"? The star has been singing since she was little, and she recently opened up to us about what inspires her music.
"When it comes to writing music, I have to really be in the mood," Isabela tells TWIST exclusively about her process. "I can’t just say 'oh, I’m gonna write a song.'"
"My ideal/usual spot to write a song would be in my bedroom, on my bed, at the end of the day," she dishes. "My feelings and personal experiences inspire me when I write music; they are very personal. So because they are so personal, I used to not ever want to share the songs I write. For example, the first song I’d ever written & shared was inspired by the Sandy Hook elementary school victims’ families.. My record label was putting together a huge concert with a bunch of Broadway stars and I was going to be in it. I felt inspired to write a heart-felt song for the families. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to perform the song, but if that concert hadn’t happened, I probably never would’ve shown anyone my originals, and I never would’ve released this single and album!"
Isabela even explains that her sound inspirations come from many musical decades. "So many artists from so many different eras have inspired me. I'm sure so many that I would hear on the record player growing up have inspired me, and I don't even know it," she dishes. "I do have great respect for singers from all decades, 60's, 70's, and 80's. I feel like their material was such quality stuff that kids today would appreciate it (if they don't already) even more if they heard a more 'current' version of those songs."
"You might hear some of that in the [upcoming] album...," she teases. We can't wait to hear more!
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