Sometimes things need to come to an end to allow a new beginning. When Isabella Manfredi departed her hugely successful and much-loved band The Preatures in 2021, she left her legion of fans in shock. But emerging from the debris was Jealousy, the sort of infectious and rare debut single that redefines an artist in their entirety.
Manfredi had spent much of 2019 recording in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, London, Paris and Berlin. On release, Jealousy made an immediate impact. Hook-laden with sprawling Prince-esque pop, it was added to the airwaves nationwide and lauded by the most discerning of critics. Manfredi quickly returned with the second compelling single One Hit Wonder, lifted from her forthcoming album to be released later this year.
The iconic front woman needs little introduction… the awards, the accolades, the huge global tours. Manfredi has also become a leading artist advocate in the Australian music scene, a founding member of #KeepSydneyOpen. She has spoken openly as part of the #MeToo and #MeNoMore movements and was part of the advisory board for the inaugural AWMAs (Australia Women in Music Awards), patron’d by Chrissy Amphlette and is an APRA ambassador and mentor.