Merriam-Webster defines “prodigy” as “a highly talented child or youth” and also notes that the word is synonymous with words such as “Marvel, Phenomenon, Sensation, and Wonder”. However, Merriam-Webster seems to be missing Isabel’s photo which should be tucked in with their definition of “prodigy”.
I walked down a hallway into her studio space one winter evening with her father and was greeted by a smiling Isabel sitting behind the control station in the recording area. She hurriedly encouraged me come in and listen to what she was working on, but before she could let me listen, there were some final adjustments that needed to be made. I watched as she masterfully guided her cursor through the Pro Tools music application and adjusted the vocal track until it was just perfect. She turned the speaker volume up and played the track that she was working on, smiling and bobbing her head the entire time. Her little dog, Cimba, thoughtfully watched us and whimpered her voice of approval; or maybe was just concerned that a stranger (me) had suddenly appeared next to her owner. The music was just right and the voice, well, the voice is where all the magic is. This girl can flat-out sing and she’s got a passion unable to convey with words alone.
Isabel is a recording artist with RCA Records/Sony Entertainment and is primed to be the next big thing in the music industry. Isabel aspires to be like her inspirations, Alicia Keys and Andrew Belle, and the uniqueness and depth of her voice combined with her musical talents and production skills will certainly carry this youngster to new heights. She has won contests, accolades, and the hearts of many young fans. Keep your eyes peeled for this young starlet to grace the cover of your favorite magazine or walk down the red carpet in the coming months and years.
Check out the Isabel Lacatus website and sign up for her newsletter to get a free mp3 download as well: http://www.isabellacatus.com/
We shot all day in studio and then wandered out to the Brooklyn Bridge and then later into Times Square and shot until about midnight. Check out some our photos from the day below: