Merced, Calif (Aug. 22, 2014) — Nineteen year-old pop artist Izzy Malik has released her self-titled EP, which is now available on iTunes.
The EP, which combines dance-in-your-room bubblegum pop with a sweet spoonful of modern country. It is described as a rare feat for a pop artist to come along with substance and talent, but an artist as inspiring and uplifting as Izzy Malik doesn’t come around very often.
Izzy moved to America from Taliban-dominated Pakistan at the age of three, and was determined from a young age to channel her profound story, and bring positive messaging, euphoric pop hooks, and a dazzling performance style to touch the world. Now, 18, she has released her invigorating debut EP, Izzy Malik, and boldly announces her arrival on the international pop scene.
Having experienced unjust conditions in Pakistan as a child, Izzy was driven to make a statement about today’s Pakistani conflicts by penning her first single, “Malala.” The song, and accompanying video, is a poignant tribute to Malala Yousufzai, the young woman who was shot by the Taliban for wanting an education and survived.
“That story really spoke to me. Malala was two years younger than me,” Izzy says. Not only does the song honor Malala’s boldness, it also inspires listeners to make the most of the opportunities available to them. Watch Izzy’s video for “Malala” here: http://bit.ly/1nxepO6.
Though Izzy is something of a teen activist for women’s rights, she wants her music to reach everyone-boys and girls-wherever they are in life. On her EP, she also performs songs about relationships and romance (“Last First Kiss,” “Just Another Boy,” and “Need To Know”), as well as positive self-imaging (“Smart Is Beautiful,” “Live The Dream”).
“I want to help kids by showing them anything is possible if they dream big, work hard, and stay true to themselves,” Izzy states.
Izzy has been favorably compared to such artists as Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ariana Grande, and Shania Twain. Though she’s a young artist and inspired by these pop icons, Izzy Malik has her own distinct musicality and unique vibe that is sure to pave the way for this young artist.
Looking back on her awe-inspiring story she says: “I realized early on, if you put your mind to it and work hard, you can do whatever you want to, even if it seems impossible. I want to share that message with the world!”
Izzy Malik’s new EP is now available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1nxepO6. For updates, please visit http://theizzymalik.tumblr.com, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theizzymalik, Twitter at https://twitter.com/theizzymalik, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/theizzymalik, and Instagram at http://instagram.com/theizzymalik.