Singer, songwriter, and acclaimed actress Isabela Merced release the Spanish version of her latest single “Don’t Go” alongside Mexican actress, singer, and model Danna Paola.
Isabela co-wrote the hit song with Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo (“Despacito”) and joined forces with fellow superstar, singer, and actress Danna Paola to bring it to life as a powerful duo. Bridging the gap between cultures and styles, the track incorporates salsa and chanteo as it culminates with a massive and magnetic pop chorus that reflects Isabela’s impressive vocal range. To add another dimension to this hymn, the artist also shares an unforgettable and dramatic music video directed by award-winning choreographer, star dancer, creative director, producer, and filmmaker Galen Hooks [Camila Cabello, Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson]. You can enjoy the original video.
Speaking of the official music video, Isabela says: “The video is a fantasy that plays with those primitive instincts that are activated when we feel betrayed. We recorded it in two locations: Danna’s part was shot in Mexico and mine at the Houdini Mansion in Los Angeles. We wanted the air to be a bit dated, while still adding our visual touch to it. My favorite elements, in homage to my Peruvian roots, are the lemon green dress inspired by the braids of the Peruvian ñustas and the golden jewelry of the Inca princesses, with some authentic pieces from my country. Also don’t miss the appearance of Pluto, my three-legged dog, plus all the dancing!
You can listen to the new version of “Don’t Go” in Spanish here:
Isabela Merced. An unstoppable career
“Don’t Go” comes on the heels of their debut EP, The Better Half Of Me. The lead single “Lovin Kind” has been streamed on Spotify more than 5 million times and is on the rise, the track has been acclaimed by Teen Vogue and many more outlets.
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After nearly a decade in the entertainment industry, Isabela Merced manages to empower herself above all with her first EP, The Better Half Of Me [Republic Records]. Rather than turning her gaze outward, the 18-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, and performer searches within and emerges with five bilingual hymns that bravely break down the boundaries between cultures and genres. Of Peruvian and American descent, Isabela grew up in Ohio and performed on Broadway in Evita at the age of ten. As an actress, she has appeared in acclaimed films including Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Instant Family, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Dora and the Lost City of Gold. playing the iconic main character. She also starred in Let It Snow, a NETFLIX favorite. In parallel, it has established itself as a true musical powerhouse. She teamed up with Sebastian Yatra to perform “My Only One (No Hay Nadie Más),” generating nearly 50 million views on Spotify. In 2019, her first formal solo single “Papi” passed 5 million views on the same platform. The official music video was viewed over 12 million times on YouTube, and the song was praised by Refinery29, Billboard, Teen Vogue, and many more.
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Between the summer and fall of 2019, Isabela immersed herself in music by going into songwriting camps and in the studio with heavyweights like Justin Tranter [Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber], Andres Torres, and Mauricio Rengifo (“Despacito”), and producers Zach Skelton and GO Kings Bred. In 2020, the artist continued working on what would become The Better Half of me. On the album, Isabela takes all her poetic and vocal skills to another level, demonstrating her growth and unfiltered honesty throughout the entire work. After co-writing “Lovin Kind”, “Chocolate”, among others, “Apocalypse” will be the last track to be written and recorded. The song was created by Isabela along with her younger brother and producer Gyovanni Moner, known as Good Lunch. After finishing her five-song EP, Isabela realized that her vision was complete and decided to release it from her quarantined home.