HEROGIRL, the debut EP from multidisciplinary artist Raissa, is out today via Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records/Columbia—stream it here. Alongside the EP, Raissa shares the video for new track “COLD FEET”—watch it here.
HEROGIRL features previously released songs “SHADES ON,” “CROWDED” and “GO FAST BABY”— which was later remixed by acclaimed U.K. producer Mura Masa and Full Tac—in addition to three new tracks.
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 the negative—extends far beyond the music to her audience.
“GO FAST BABY” and “CROWDED” follow a string of singles from early 2020 that arrived alongside self-made videos, “BULLYING BOYS,” “ANGEL ENERGY” and “VALENTINE.”
Born in Spain to a Franco-Algerian father and a Spanish mother, 23-year-old singer and producer Raissa spent her childhood living in Beijing, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur, later relocating to London to study at Central Saint Martins. Now based in Los Angeles, Raissa finds inspiration in all corners of the world, from the poetry of Leonard Cohen and films by Miyazaki and David Lynch to everyday conversations with friends and family.