Nearly a year after the release of her debut EP Stuck In The Sky, Dominican-American artist María Isabel returns with her latest project, i hope you’re very unhappy without me.
In tandem with the release, María has announced her forthcoming North American tour, which kicks off September 14 in Portland, Oregon and wraps on October 3 in Chicago. Tickets are available to purchase here.
Back in August, María spoke with Complex about what she’s missed the most about performing live during the pandemic.
“All of it,” the singer said. “Before the pandemic, I was still writing Stuck in the Sky and mostly performing covers. Getting a chance to hunker down and finish the project before having pressure to go on stage was kind of nice. But after Stuck in the Sky came out, I couldn’t wait to play it live. At the end of the day, music is made to share with an audience. Now I’m dying to play a show to anyone who will listen.”
María also revealed which song of hers she’s most excited about performing live this fall: “’No Soy Para Ti’” because a year ago, I didn’t see myself putting out an upbeat song like this,” she explained. “My songs start as poetry so they’re usually slower, sadder, and more introspective. When I heard the final version of “No Soy Para Ti” my first thought was that I couldn’t wait to play this at a festival. I finally have a song I can move around to and I’m so excited.”
Stream María Isabel’s new EP i hope you’re very unhappy without me now on all major platforms.