Isabelle de Leon: The actress is now also a singer-composer
Published : Monday, March 11, 2013 00:00
Written by : People's Journal
HEART-WARMING and lyrically clever – Isabelle de Leon arrives with a debut album under PolyEast Records, laden with elements of folk, rock and pop into her unique signature sound.
“Music has always been a part of me as a kid – it has kept me going. I write songs to tell stories, I sing because I want to share it,” she says.
Former award winning child actress Isabella De Leon, she now wants to be known as Isabelle De Leon. And, she can also add the titles Singer/Songwriter to her resume, as she wrote all the music and lyrics to the six songs in her album, LoveZone released last month.
The still doe-eyed Isabelle describes the radio single “1 Week To Move On” as “dealing with the raw emotions around heartbreak” all infused in a melodic pop-rock hook. Her guitar-driven narrative “Feelingero” fits in gentle humor in young love, while “Friend Zone” speaks of unrequited love. “Magtatago ako sa init ng iyong yakap” – is the line that says it all in her comforting track “Sa Yakap Mo.” Isabelle goes playfully poetic yet inspirational in “Alice Wonders” and “Pag-ibig Ko’y Sayo” speaks of unconditional love.
Now, 18-year old Isabelle continues to write songs from her heart and plays several musical instruments as inspired by her musician dad who taught her to play the guitar, bass, drums, piano and harmonica. Her sound is wordly, a fusion of not only her upbringing but also exhibits the diversity of her influences like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, The Carpenters, Led Zeppelin, Steven Tyler, Robbie Williams, U2, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Adele, Enya and Noel Cabangon.
Poised to be the next big PolyEast Records talent, Isabelle is out to prove herself as an artist with an album that has as much substance as her colorful young life experiences, formidable songwriting chops and prodigious skill with her instruments.
She brings together two things that are essential in an artist: the ability to relate to people’s daily lives and the power to express emotions in new and powerful ways. “I want to sing songs I have a real connection to. Songs that have moved me or those who’ll be listening to my music – be it love in all its grandeur or love lost. Isn’t it a relief when you hear songs that say exactly what you feel?,” she asks.
“LoveZone” is now available in the market released by PolyEast Records for P200. Isabelle would also like to thank Pony, Hairshaft Salon and Outdoor Products for the support.
Meanwhile, Isabelle would never set her acting ability aside. Her manager, Arnold Vegafria, is readying Isabelle for more mature roles apt for such an arresting beauty like her. While Duday (her name in Daddy Didodu with Vic Sotto) has stuck with her, people will surely soon forget that when she assumes new roles, starting with one in Jessy Mendiola's reprising of Maria Mercedes on ABS-CBN.