This Is How Emerging Pop Artist Izza Made Her Pop Star Dreams Come True
Izza is a pop singer, songwriter, and producer breaking into the music industry.
The Los Angeles native recently made waves on TikTok, creating trends using her hit songs “Love Bracelets” and “Nintendo Bitch.”
By coupling high-energy beats with positive messages, Izza prides herself on creating music that can be used as medicine for those who need it most. Her empowering lyrics and pop sounds aim to encourage self-love, normalize vulnerability, and motivate listeners to speak up and follow their dreams, regardless of what others say.
Dive into Izza’s music, background, and how her passion for music helped fuel her big pop star dreams.
Where is home?
Los Angeles! It’s where I was born and raised.
What was the defining moment you realized you wanted to do music?
I knew I always wanted to be an entertainer. Growing up, I took dance classes, played piano, and loved singing. There was no greater feeling of happiness I had than when I listened to music. It wasn’t until I was 13 that I discovered songwriting and I instantly knew I wanted to pursue music as a career.
Has music always been your career plan?
Music was always my ‘north star’, but I didn’t know how I was going to achieve my dream of becoming an artist. It wasn’t until I was applying to a college that I discovered you could have a degree in the music business. Once I was able to study the music industry in college, I was able to learn more about the industry and how to execute my goals.
What was your inspiration for your latest single, “POPSTAR”?
When I released my debut EP “I Say This With Love” in July, I had a moment of reflection where I realized that I was finally making my dreams of becoming a pop star a reality. The EP was a milestone in my career and inspired me to look at the artists that I grew up loving because they are the ones who motivated me to pursue music. I wrote “POPSTAR” because I wanted to pay homage to my favorite pop singers while I am establishing myself as one.
The Fox Magazine is all about inspiration, what or who inspires you the most?
All my songs are about my own personal life experiences so I’m always absorbing the world around me. From traveling to fashion, and my friendships and relationships, I have been able to use my surroundings as fuel for my art.
How much has your style changed since you started doing music?
In 2020, my songs were more hip-hop-centric with a darker undertone. Now, I still use the energy and confidence of hip-hop in my music, but my sound is more pop-forward. Being able to sing in my songs rather than solely rap has allowed me to broaden my songwriting and producing capabilities.
What sets you apart from other artists?
I try to create fun music that is meaningful because I want to write songs that are high-energy and uplifting, but that also inspire people to follow their dreams and believe in themselves. By writing about my experiences of overcoming the hardships of relationships and self-discovery, I hope to be a voice for people that have maybe lost their confidence or happiness and need someone to remind them that being yourself is more than enough.
As an emerging artist today, what would you say are some of the challenges you face?
Getting people to believe in your vision and artistry is a challenge when you are establishing yourself as an artist. However, I think by staying true to myself and my art, I have been able to overcome feelings of doubt because I have a greater purpose of inspiring others to be themselves through my songs.
Music is all about expression, what do you like expressing in your work?
The best part about being an artist is being able to write about anything you want. I have been able to explore different facets of myself like my love for “Love Bracelets”, “Nintendo”, and pop music. Writing about the things I enjoy the most brings me happiness because I can express myself in new ways.
What motto, quote, or words to live do you use to stay motivated when you aren’t feeling inspired?
“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.” – Jean Sibelius
What’s something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Something that might surprise people is that I would take fashion design courses at Central Saint Martins in London during my school breaks.
What’s your best advice for aspiring musicians?
My advice would be to not listen to other people because as long as you love your music and focus on becoming the best version of yourself, that’s all that matters.