We had the good fortune of connecting with Izzy Marcil and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Izzy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think for me, taking a risk had to start with me deciding to believe in myself. And it wasn’t like, I woke up after that and didn’t ever struggle with fear or insecurity, it was, I’m going to decide to do this thing even though it feels scary, even though I feel unworthy. I guess taking risk for me was like that saying, being brave isn’t the absence of fear, it’s doing the thing even when you’re scared.

I think taking risk for me is also being less results focused and more process focused. Like, I might get this wrong, but if I do, God is going to catch me and it’s going to be ok. Remembering this helps me to make a decision, and pride myself in making the best decision that I could at the time with the knowledge and resources I had.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been writing and singing for as long as I can remember, and I think for a long time, all I wanted to do was to make something that I was really proud of, and that felt like me. And I feel like I am finally doing that- making stuff that I am really proud of. It’s a really good feeling. I feel like I am finally doing it, and at the same time I feel I’m just scratching the surface.

I’m really looking forward to my upcoming EP release. I released one of the singles off it called “Narcissist” on Dec. 30th, which was an honest lyric driven pop song. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to be on a Spotify playlist, so when “Narcissist” got placed on Fresh Finds Pop and Fresh Finds, I was elated. Doing music as an artist independently can feel like a ton of work with little to no reward for a while, so the Spotify thing was a huge gift. I felt so grateful.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ok this is a really fun question for me cause I love the food/coffee scene in LA. I would take them for coffee and pastries at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village cause I used to work there and it’s the best,
Or, we would go have Hong Kong style breakfast in Alhambra.
Then for lunch I would take them to Highland park and we’d have tacos and chips and queso at Homestate. Then for dinner we would go to little tokyo and go to this really great sushi spot, which the name I forget, or we would go to Echo Park and go to Tsubaki or Ottoto for food and sake.

Some other favs I didn’t mention are Thank You Coffee in Chinatown, Kismet in Los Feliz, oooo or Clark Street Diner in Hollywood. Basically give me an area and I’ll tell you where you have to go.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Jesus, my Fiance Jon, my family, and friends.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/izzymarcilmusic/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfqgmotrx0MoejmxxZpcWg

Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5TLisHXAWT6wxNAPpBtKyW Apple Music:https://music.apple.com/us/artist/izzy-marcil/1117452340

Image Credits
Caity Krone Caroline Eyer Jeremy Kahng

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