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Having released her debut EP, No Longer Blue, last year, Rae Isla is back to build on that groundwork with new single "American Paradise". The acoustic live instruments and alt-pop sensibilities of that debut EP have been carried forward to the new release, but this time round there's the noticeable influence of Americana and even a touch of country in the sliding guitars and wistful writing. Rather than lament a time gone by, however, instead Rae Isla's counting down the seconds until she can escape the grey and dreary weather of the East Coast and return to sunny California.
"'American Paradise' is about the warm and pure feeling of love before it's corrupted by the cold inevitability of change," says Rae. "Living on the east coast as a transplant can often feel very cold; both literally and figuratively. There's this desire to travel and find something new and warm, a pursuit that is characteristically American and perfectly embodied by California."