Isabella Rosetta – “Prescription Bottles”


A haunting debut single, “Prescription Bottles” is a stunner from Isabella Rosetta. The San Francisco-based artist’s melancholic, reflective vocals are accompanied by slight guitars and chilling synths to start. “Is this what happiness is? Prescription bottles,” Rosetta sings amidst buzzing, warming synths in the chorus. “One day you’ll feel good then all misunderstood.” The haunting aesthetic qualities and vulnerable, heartfelt lyrical content reminds fondly of Marissa Nadler and Weyes Blood. Isabella Rosetta impresses resoundingly with “Prescription Bottles.”

“I wrote this song in about 15 minutes in my college dorm room freshman year,” Rosetta says. “I struggle with depression+anxiety, and so do so many people I care about. To think that SSRI’s are what can make someone function “normally” is kind of a wild concept to me. Think of this song as a live reel of my thoughts and sights while being tired of being disappointed in myself and disappointed by the world around me.”

“Prescription Bottles” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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