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Isabel Maria T Shirt


Familiar stylistic territory but beautifully original by lyric and revelation – the UK’s own Isabel Maria accesses the depths of human insecurity and self-reflection, with the brilliantly poetic and relatable T Shirt.

Taking on the topic of negative feedback or unpleasant opinions from others, T Shirt adopts the idea that these hurtful acts and statements are like items of clothing – that even when we outgrow them, we still struggle to throw them away.

On the surface, T Shirt feels like a simple song of heartbreak and separation, but ultimately it proves a long-form metaphor that cleverly details the unrelenting impact of scorn and cruelty.

Backed by an easy arrangement of piano and subtle strings, T Shirt leads with Isabel’s sublime and softly soulful vocals, and increasingly tightens its grip on the listener thanks to these conceptual depths and the sheer originality united with such a broadly accessible topic. The connection is powerful, and the writing is wonderfully thoughtful. I look forward to hearing more.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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