When it comes to modern soul music with a nostalgic touch, the sense of familiarity creates a welcoming first impression. First impressions are, after all, lasting impressions. Just ask as the soul band Impressions!
Interlaced with the innocent heart of teen love, soul and hip-hop, the debut EP Internal Monologue from Isabelle Eberdean makes an alluring impression. Her music feels like a safe space from the bombardment of flesh-revealing visuals and heavily produced artists fighting for our attention.
The opening track Dear Lovely Day draws back the curtains and welcomes you into the sunshine of this Norwegian songstresses world. This summer, soul single has a groove softer than sand. To me, Focus on You is deceptive. Somewhat disjointed, the hook of the chorus shines as the real star here.
No matter when this album is discovered, the retro-soul single Falling In Love will impress. It’s the gold soul miners dig for!
No matter when this EP is discovered, the retro-soul single Falling In Love will impress.
Its easy-going, chiming with sugary sweetness and an irresistible soulful groove to ensure you’ll fall in love right at first play. Endlessly payable, you don’t need the lyric sheet to release the aspiring singer in you. Rewind summer here, selector!
Adding hip-hop to her style, Isabelle’s cascade of vocals flow on Inner Thoughts with an expression of bubble gum innocence and optimism. The opening line, ‘In my earlier days, when I thought life was busy‘, has the catchy phrasing to reminisce hip hop’s glory days. Isabelle expresses a smooth, natural charisma through a song of self-growth and awareness and delivers these lines with comfort-inducing charm.
Playfulness rounds out the EP with her engaging soul-hop technique, wrapped in electro synths and sharing verses of positivity.
Isabelle Eberdean isn’t talking to herself – she’s telling us good vibes come from within us. All we have to do is listen.
Internal Monologue - Isabelle Eberdean
Isabelle Eberdean's charming EP takes you back to high school with old school soul. The summer smash 'Falling In Love' makes this one for the Scandi soul summer classic selection of the year '01! This is an old-school reunion you don't want to miss.