During my years living in Manhattan,my song “Josefina,”practically fell on me all at once while I was waiting to take the A train uptown to get home one evening. I penned this song shortly after assembling my piano band, Isabel and The Whispers. A spirit of gratitude was over for me for my newfound band-mates – Alec Menge on drums and Octavio Padron on guitar. I had not planned on putting together a band, but was encouraged to do so by my boyfriend at the time.
In those days, by the way, I didn’t use a smartphone to dictate my lyrics so much as a good old-fashioned mini memo pad that I always carried on me.
By the time I made it to my destination, my song was pretty much finished. It touches on “Josefina” as being an inner child figure, an interior monologue, a song of self-soothing (after a day of frazzled nerves), a certain joie de vivre, perhaps a “Josefina” in every woman…or in…everyone. In a musical culture that can get kinda crazy, “Josefina” celebrates simplicity.
Lyrics: “See my joy, it doesn’t have a sound like I had dreamed, it is quiet and it’s not so loud, can you blame me?”
Happily, “Josefina” has been one of my band’s most requested songs over the years, and you can have a listen to this song and more of my original songs for piano on Spotify.
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I'm Isabel, a musical artist, writer and Cornell graduate, and this artist's lifestyle blog, named after my band, is a kind of online notebook where I share thoughts and tips on a variety of topics such as creativity, musicians wellness, band news, and more. Thank you for visiting! While you're here, I will be very grateful if you please remember to hit "like" and "share" for posts enjoyed as it helps me and my bandmates to get our stuff out there! Check out our musical work and follow us elsewhere: https://linktr.ee/isabelmarcheselli @isabelmarcheselli #isabelmarcheselli #isabelandthewhispers #marchesellimusic
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