“Go Fast Baby” Raissa (Mura Masa Remix)

Northern Transmissions Song of the Day is "Go Fast Baby" by Raissa (Mura Masa Remix). The track is now available via Zelig (Mark Ronson)
"Go Fast Baby" by Raissa (Mura Masa Remix)

UK based multi-artist artist Raissa, recently shared a remix of her track, “Go Fast Baby,” by producer Mura Masa The original version of the track 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.

Born (an Aries sun, Pisces moon, Libra ascendant) in Spain to a Franco-Algerian father and a Spanish mother, Raissa is a 23-year-old singer, producer, and Mark Ronson protegée spent her childhood living in Beijing, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur. Now based in London where she studied cultural criticism at Central Saint Martins, 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.