Raffaella – Ballerina

Raffaella was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She spent the early days of her career collaborating with the band Bråves, but relocated to Southern California to study at the University. This proved to be a noteworthy experience. Joining a sorority, especially, was something of a social experiment. It inspired her debut single Sororicide. After moving back home to New York City, Raffaella attended Columbia University, where she continued to build her musical persona. Billie Holiday, St. Vincent and Regina Spektor became her biggest influences.

Sororicide was followed by the singles Bruce Willis, NASA’s Fake, Hell Yeah and Balaclava. All five of them now feature on Raffaella’s first EP Ballerina, complemented with the beautiful title track. The latter, another clever and catchy dream pop song, is also her new single.

Like many other artists nowadays, Raffaella is critical about social media in her lyrics. The talented singer-songwriter says about that: “Suddenly we’re all competing for the best fake life, pretending we’re fulfilled. This EP is my best attempt to combat that.”

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