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Music / February 15, 2021

Thumbstopper: María Isabel reinterprets her own words in ‘atrapada en el cielo’

María Isabel
Music / February 15, 2021

Thumbstopper: María Isabel reinterprets her own words in ‘atrapada en el cielo’

Words: Dylan Murphy

Stop scrolling – Thumbstopper is the must listen to song of the day. Today we have a Spanish reimagining of ‘Stuck in the Sky’ from Dominican-American artist María Isabel.

Just in time for Valentines Day Dominican-American artist María Isabel released a reworking of her title single from her debut EP Stuck in the Sky. It highlights María’s intimate cadence and ability to reach across language barriers with inspired vocals.

Dropping alongside a stunning visual offering directed by Dylan Knight, the video is inspired by the 2001 Alfonso Cuarón-directed Mexican film Y Tu Mamá También.

Speaking on ‘atrapada en el cielo‘ María said:

“‘Stuck in the Sky’ was never meant to be about an ending, but so many listeners interpreted it that way that I began to see it for myself. ‘atrapada en el cielo’ is me realising that this long-distance had reached its end and there was nowhere for us to go but in opposite directions. It sounds sad, but I felt really empowered by translating the lyrics to mean something entirely new.”

‘Stuck in the Sky’ was me waiting around for the day we could be successfully be together for more than a few days at a time, and ‘atrapada en el cielo’ is me realising that I owed the time and energy I was giving the relationship to myself instead.

Watch the video below:

Check out our previous edition of Thumbstopper here.