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  • Jane Katryn

Review: "Girl You Lost" - ISA

In the spirit of saying goodbye to the bad things that litter our lives, ISA brings us an energetic and confident track to tell a story of leaving behind a toxic relationship and knowing your worth when they attempt to get back what they lost. It’s an empowering song, the meaning detailing how we once felt about them but then developing into a realization of knowing you deserve better than them. ISA hits us hard with this electro and indie-pop melody and states her place as someone who refuses to be crossed. She’s learning what she’s worth and won’t let anyone get in her way.

It’s true when people say love is blind—because as we look back on our past relationships, it’s not odd to think, oh, what was I thinking? But when we grow and realize these things, our self-worth grows, and we learn to put up with less of the things we used to. In “Girl You Lost” ISA finds a new purpose after a toxic relationship, singing, “I’m just the girl that you lost/She don’t love you anymore”. It’s a new vibe that ISA usually tends to go for, but she remains authentic in expressing herself with “Girl You Lost”. The lyrics are angsty, yet ISA juxtaposes them with a calmer sound, giving an emotional face to the meaning. Her vocals complement the track beautifully, distinctly imbuing confidence into her vulnerability.

ISA is a Swedish pop artist that continued to make moves in the music sphere since her start in 2012. She’s a songwriter and singer, writing all of her material and fueling her creative process with her words. ISA has honed her music sound somewhere between the genres of pop and R&B, inspired by iconic artists such as Ariana Grande, Post Malone, and SZA. She released her debut album in 2019, a collection of 13 songs with a range of moody pop to upbeat, showcasing her talents. However, “Girl You Lost” is her newest track; with it, we can see how much she’s grown and prospered.

Written by Jane Katryn



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