María Isabel is an artist to watch.
The 23-year-old Queens artist has spent the last several years generating buzz as a songwriter, dropping a few standalone cuts here and there and performing gigs on the East Coast. This week, Isabel shares "The 1," co-produced by Jackson Plut and Jack Laboz, along with the video.
"The song started off as a poem I wrote about a long-distance relationship between New York and L.A. that I had to learn how to navigate within the past few years that later became this song," she told Complex. "The video is meant to feel like you've stepped into the memory of our time together with me, taking you through the scenes as I reminisce. As I'm sure many people know, long distance isn't easy, but the biggest takeaway I've had is that you just make the hard parts work for people who are worth it."
You can watch "The 1" video, directed by María Alvarez, above. The song will land on Isabel's forthcoming project, which is expected to arrive this spring.