María Isabel drops her sultry bilingual new EP, taking a deep dive into emotional waters

María Isabel by Louisa Meng

After releasing her debut EP in 2020, Dominican-American artist María Isabel is back with the release of her new EP, i hope you’re very unhappy without me, via Warner Records. The 8-song EP pulsates with a deep sense of longing as Isabel takes a deep dive into emotional waters. The intimate exploration takes listeners through the landscape of love. A bi-lingual artist, Isabel slips between English and Spanish throughout the EP, blending along the way elements of reggaeton and contemporary R&B.


With i hope you’re very unhappy without me, Isabel crafts a well of emotions that overflows with rich sound, vulnerable lyrics and ethereal vocals. Tapping into the intimate intricacies of communication and relationships, Isabel explores all the roads a relationship can go down. Also releasing a new music video for her single “Baby,” Isabel amps up the emotional angst with a dramatic and cinematic shoot featuring Isabel as she actualizes and explores in the physical space, her haunting heartbroken lyrics.


Isabel releases her debut EP on the heels of her North American tour. She just played a sold out show in Los Angeles at the Moroccan Lounge and yesterday a Santa Ana gig at the Observatory’s Constellation Room. Isabel next will perform in D.C., Brooklyn and more tour dates.

Growing up in Queens, New York, María Isabel blends the sounds of her youth with a soulful and sensitive spin. Writing poetic lyrics that expose the delicate intricacies of her life, she explores in her music themes of mental health, family history, her Dominican-American heritage and relationships.

Words: Patti Sanchez

For more on María Isabel, make sure to visit her website and follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

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