January 28, 2021—Multidisciplinary artist Raissa debuts the self-directed video for her latest track, “SHADES ON,” today—watch here.
The song is from Raissa’s forthcoming debut EP HEROGIRL, out later this year via Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records/Columbia.
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.
“GO FAST BABY” and “CROWDED” follow a string of singles from early 2020 that arrived alongside self-made videos, “BULLYING BOYS,”