SINGLE REVIEW: Where Nobody Knows Me by IZELLAH

Izellah is a rising star from Queensland who has just released her new track Where Nobody Knows Me. This latest song follows on from a succession of great releases including Island Holiday and Be Yourself which have all helped to broaden Izellah’s fan base and create a credible foundation at radio. The past year has seen Izellah collaborate 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.

Already a certified musical theatre star, Izellah’s shift into the world of pop music is going smoothly and strongly, in the short time that Izellah has appeared on the international music scene, she has already released five singles, all generating incredible responses at radio and on social media. Where Nobody Knows Me has a slightly different flavour to some of her previous releases, most notably with respect to the lyric, which is reflective and introspective. There may be the usual and expected pop hooks, the sparkle and shine of a highly polished contemporary production job, but Izellah’s focus seems more complex though no less heartfelt and energetic. A lone acoustic guitar kicks off the song, with Izellah’s fresh sounding cadences coming through soon after. The verse melody is in a lower range and is rudimentary enough to become immediately identifiable. Following this, with a few melodic variants from the verse, is the pre-chorus, with its ascending notes and more condensed rhythmic flow. This is where we begin to hear the power and adaptability of Izellah’s voice. The chorus hits all the sweet spots, with the lyrical subject the pivotal aspect around which the song rests. It’s interesting to note the effervescent nature of the music juxtaposed against the more acute characteristics associated with the words. Presenting such ideas this way seems to add strength and authority to the performance, if not the song itself. This song is bound to get added straight on to radio playlists and streaming sites and further enhance Izellah’s blossoming music career.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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