Isabella Tang Interview

Isabella Tang (Class of 2011) is a singer-songwriter and consultant at McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles. She has just released her debut album If I Could Tell You in digital stores and earlier released her first single and music video “Passenger.” You can find If I Could Tell You on iTunes, Spotify, and other major digital stores, and watch “Passenger” on YouTube. For more information and social media links, visit www.isabellatang.com. Tell us about yourself in a tweet – 140 characters or less: Singer-songwriter, management consultant, full-time frolicker and pun enthusiast. I love line integrals ‘cause they look like rollercoasters. What drew you to music? I could say it was 3rd grade science class. My first song was about the birds and the bees (literally — we had just learned about tree ecosystems that day). In seriousness, my mom was the one who brought home our first book of poetry and our first keyboard. I really fell in love with both. From there, it wasn’t hard to begin writing my own songs. Fast-forwarding 10 years, I had the great fortune of being selected to perform at the Stanford freshman talent show. It was my very first public singing performance, which just so happened to be in an 800-seater auditorium. My classmates were wonderfully encouraging — in fact no one told me that when you wear a white dress under bright stage lights, it can have rather – ahem – revealing results…. (I didn’t find out until years later, reviewing old videotapes of the performance). But at any rate, after the Fro Show, I was hooked and began to write and perform...