HEROGIRL, the debut EP from multidisciplinary artist Raissa, is out today. She shared the visual effort for “COLD FEET” to accompany the project’s release.
The narrative arc of the EP chronicles a hero’s journey, a classic storytelling 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 her 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.” 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.
In other music news, Mir Fontane shared his latest album today.