Isabelle Fries is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Not too long ago, she released a nostalgic indie-folk tune, entitled, “Scrapbook,” produced by Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer/mixer, Rob Chiarelli (Will Smith, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, LeeAnn Rimes, Stevie Wonder).
Isabelle Fries – “Scrapbook” lyric video
“I wanted to forget, I fell asleep and it’s so cold alone. I wanna be someone, I want to reach out and touch love and burn all up. But they say it ain’t easy. Car rides and windows with raindrops falling down. I remember summer but the weather’s showing clouds. Running through orchard fields with the wind at my soul. Yeah, it’s all over, but I know that I want more.” – lyrics
‘Scrapbook’ tells a sentimental tale about a lonely young woman who realizes the reason why she can’t fall in love. Apparently, everything around her is active, rotating wonderfully, but her life is at a standstill, in desperate need of life and hope. Also, she’s extremely discouraged, oftentimes overthinking and questioning her own existence. Later, she admits, “I’ve seen the death of a memory, a burden of the past of me. The ghost of love, the hypocrite. The ruin of the faith I hold, the fate I know.”
‘Scrapbook’ is a song that invites listeners to welcome all that life has to offer, even the painful memories that have caused so much heartache. Penned by writer, Seth Baer, the emotional tune also serves as an evergreen reminder that life isn’t easy. However, you shouldn’t give up because love is all around you – all you have to do is touch it.
“So cold alone, I need life, I need home.”
“‘Scrapbook’ is about longing for the past and the all-encompassing feeling of nostalgia; emotions we almost all surely experience. Also, it’s about wanting more for your life and knowing that you are capable, even if it means having to fight off the demons in your head, feeling rather than going numb, and that internal battle to get to where you long and belong to be.” – Isabelle Fries explained
Isabelle Fries is not only a successful emerging artist, but she’s also a valuable teacher. A real-life Hannah Montana, Fries gracefully balances her music career while educating children in Colorado and Uganda. Not too long ago, she graduated from the University of Southern California, and since then, she has been working on projects that merge service and music.
“Who am I? And what’s the reason for my time?”
“‘Scrapbook’ is a story of losing someone close to you and the feeling of falling away from your true self. It’s the feeling of letting go of your past, nostalgia, simpler times, to finally move on with life, quieting the noise around you and battling what’s inside.” – Seth Baer explained
Isabelle Fries has been described by the likes of Perez Hilton and others as a young Kelly Clarkson with a mix of Miley Cyrus and Maggie Rogers. Also, there’s a distinct Nora Jones “jazz” influence that echoes through her raspy voice, which is no surprise since she began singing old jazz songs with her acting coach at the age of nine. Plus, her music is morphing into a beautiful “Lumineers” sound that grabs your soul.
A humanitarian at heart, Isabelle Fries founded the “Bulamu Raise Your Voice Community Foundation” in Uganda, operating alongside the Global Livingston Institute and their mission of LISTEN-THINK-ACT. Not too long ago, she performed in East Africa to a crowd of more than 20,000 with Stelth Ulvang of The Lumineers and other global musicians. They came together with GLI and iKnow Concerts for the Entusi Music Festival to raise awareness for HIV and look forward to doing it again. Fries has been traveling to Lake Bunyonyi to work since she was 15.
Isabelle Fries performed the title track, “Winter Days,” for the Hallmark Film, “A Royal Winter,” which is featured on the album, “Christmas Love Songs.” Recently, she was voted as one of “Colorado’s Top 5 Favorite Artists” in conjunction with radio stations, Indie 102.3 and 303 Magazine.
Isabelle’s dream is to combine her love of music and international service work to bring people together and make a difference in the world. She continues to believe that music is a basic human need that allows a connection to self.
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