Isabela Merced is a talented singer-songwriter and acclaimed actress from Cleveland, Ohio. Not too long ago, she released a gorgeous lyric visualizer for her “Caliente Navidad” single, via Republic Records.

Isabela Merced – “Caliente Navidad” single

“At first you say you wanna take it slow. One-touch and let your inhibitions go. We don’t need, don’t need no mistletoe. Callate y Besame shut up and kiss me. So you want a merry Christmas, I’ll show you Navidad. You might think it’s different but you know it’s hot. Naughty is the nice list, you know I’m on top. You want a merry Christmas, I’ll show you a Caliente Navidad.” – lyrics

‘Caliente Navidad’ tells an adoring tale about a young woman who shares a romantic moment in time with her significant other. Apparently, they are having a great time getting to each other as they gear up for a red hot holiday season. Later, the woman tells her companion to let go, come closer, and let the spirit take over.

‘Caliente Navidad’ contains a relationship-based narrative, ear-welcoming vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the dancefloor-friendly tune possesses infectious instrumentation beautifully flavored with commercial Pop and Holiday music elements. Furthermore, “Caliente Navidad” is Isabela Merced’s first-ever Christmas song.

Isabela Merced

Isabela Merced press photo by Sami Drasin

Photo by Sami Drasin

“Last year, I was able to spend Christmas with my family in Peru, and it was by far the warmest feeling ever. It was a lot of dancing, eating, and the fun didn’t stop until the next day. Also, on Christmas, my family makes chocolate Caliente, and cuts Paneton. Then the celebrations start with lots of dancing. One of our traditions is the Alcatraz, a Peruvian dance. My hope is everyone gets to have a Caliente Navidad. Whether it’s in a warm place or just a warm Christmas surrounded by those you love.” – Isabela Merced stated

Isabela Merced grew up in Ohio of Peruana and American descent. She made it to Broadway in Evita at just ten-years-old. As an actress, she appeared in acclaimed films including Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Instant Family, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold as the iconic title character. Not to mention, she starred in the NETFLIX favorite “Let It Snow.” Along the way, she simultaneously established herself as a musical force.

Isabela Merced, Danna Paola – “Don’t Go” music video

Recently, Isabela teamed up with Mexican actress, singer, and model Danna Paola for the scorching collaboration, “Don’t Go.” Within a month’s time, the song has already amassed nearly two million Spotify streams and over five million YouTube views. Also, “Don’t Go” has garnered critical acclaim, in addition to features by Access Hollywood and more. 

Isabela Merced – “lovin kind” (Official Lyric Video)

Not too long ago, Isabela released a lyric video for her “lovin kind” single. So far, the infectious tune has generated over 10 million Spotify streams and counting, while attracting praise from Teen Vogue and more. “lovin kind” serves as a delicious taste of what listeners can expect to hear on Merced’s debut EP, entitled, “the better half of me.” After nearly a decade in entertainment, Isabela Merced empowers herself inwardly and emerges with five bilingual anthems that boldly break boundaries between cultures and genres.

“the better half of me” EP

Isabela Merced - “the better half of me” cover

‘the better half of me’ showcases Isabela’s writing and voice on a new level. The body of work emphasizes her growth and unfiltered honesty. After co-writing “lovin kind,” “chocolate,” and more, “apocalipsis” would be the final track written and recorded. Also, Isabela crafted the song alongside her younger brother and producer, Gyovanni Moner (Good Lunch). Upon finishing the five-song EP, she realized the vision was complete and decided to release it from quarantine at home.

In the summer and fall of 2019, Isabela immersed herself in music at songwriting camps. Also, in the studio with industry heavy hitters like Justin Tranter [Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber], Andres and Mauricio (“Despacito”), and producers Zach Skelton and G.O Kings Bred.

“Caliente Navidad” single

Isabela Merced - “Caliente Navidad” cover

Photo by Sami Drasin

We recommend adding Isabela Merced’s “Caliente Navidad” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Peace.


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