dezabel Releases Their Single Titled "Dropping the Ball"

The Duo That Is dezabel

dezabel | Singer | Dropping the Ball

Original Art by dezabel

Dezabel (stylized as “dezabel”), comprised of the talented duo Jazelle Paris Rodriguez, also known as JVZEL, and Bilgi Sakarya, is a dynamic musician and producer team hailing from Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Blending the genres of Pop, R&B, Jazz, and Electronica, they have captivated audiences worldwide with their talents. Since 2019, dezabel has amassed a fanbase and achieved several milestones. Their hit singles, including "Another Drink," "Tell Ya," "No Good," and "Move," have garnered millions of streams and airplay on radio stations. Notably, they have been featured on prominent editorial playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and YouTube Music, solidifying their presence in the industry. 

The Inspiration Behind "Dropping the Ball"

JVZEL explained the inspiration behind the project, stating, “Dropping the ball was my exploration of the other side of having everything you ever wanted. Once you have everything you ever wanted in any capacity, that's the moment that you finally have something to lose. I feel like there's less risk in operating up until the moment where you have everything you've ever wanted. There's less risk. The song is almost about a fear of failure. It's not all the time I've had something to lose. I've gone through my life so much having nothing, having nothing to lose, and having nothing to lose is kind of an empowering place. So this position of knowing what you have to lose is scary—kind of scary. Dropping the ball puts it on the other person, but really, everything is a projection. I'm putting it on the other person, like, Oh, you're afraid to drop the ball; you're just afraid to lose. like I'm projecting. I'm afraid to lose. It's kind of like, if you're at the top of a high mountain, of course, the thought of, Oh my god, what if, what if I like misstep. Like, what if I fall? If you're at the tip top of a super-high, super-high mountain, the thought is gonna cross your mind. It's gonna cross anyone's mind. Of course you're not gonna ruminate there, and like, it's not gonna ruin the view, the experience, and your feeling of being at the top but it's gonna cross your mind."