Multidisciplinary artist Raissa debuts a new track, “SHADES ON,” today. The song is from Raissa’s forthcoming debut EP HEROGIRL, out later this year via Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records/Columbia.
“This song was a freestyle, a tongue in cheek moment about feeling like a boss and letting everyone know,” Raissa says.
The new track follows the first two offerings from HEROGIRL—“GO FAST BABY,” which was later remixed by acclaimed U.K. producer Mura Masa and Full Tac, and “CROWDED.”
The narrative arc of the HEROGIRL EP chronicles a hero’s journey, a classic story telling device wherein the protagonist crosses the threshold into another realm to learn a critical lesson that can then be applied to the normal world. Heavily influenced by Raissa’s fascination with sci-fi and fantasy aesthetics, the HEROGIRL EP positions Raissa as the hero of the story, but the EP’s embrace of child-like naivety, a complete lack of cynicism and finding strength in what you love—rather than
focusing on what makes you miserable—extends far beyond the music to her audience.