In collaboration with producer Marius Elfstedt (Selmer, Mall Girl, Henrik Felipe), Isabelle Eberdean has put together a faultless collection of tracks, starting with debut single ’Focus on You’ in February and ending with her first EP in June. An eclectic homage to the musical flora she is influenced by, ‘Internal Monologue EP’ is danceable, chilled and intimate all at once, effortlessly traversing through pop, disco and jazz and perhaps best described in her own words as simply “a vibe”.
The final single before her debut EP ‘Internal Monologue’ in June, ‘Falling in Love’ is described by Isabelle Eberdean as being about “the aftermath of a bad breakup where it seems so farfetched that you’ll ever fall in love again.” A bittersweet disco-inflected R&B-pop paean, ‘Falling in Love’ is a love letter to Isabelle Eberdean’s soul music upbringing, where she was constantly surrounded by the harmony-rich, bassline-heavy soundscapes of The Isley Brothers, Bobby Caldwell and Erykah Badu. With its dizzyingly-retro groove already pre-ordained as the soundtrack to many a sun-soaked summer evening, ‘Falling in Love’ emphatically showcases Isabelle Eberdean’s pristine vocals and unerring ability for a hook, thus merely cementing her place at the forefront of Scandinavia’s new R&B wave.
With her sincere, personal lyrics, Isabelle Eberdean tackles the multi-faceted themes of first love and the everyday dilemmas of modern life, with words that pertinently reflect the sheer diversity of life surrounding us all. Having already been booked to play Trondheim Calling in 2021, Isabelle Eberdean is poised to become the new R&B star of Scandinavia, bringing a fresh new approach to a genre that is oft-imitated but rarely mastered. Until now.
‘Falling in Love’ is out May 28th on Monstera Records.