“Shades On” By Raissa

“Shades On” By Raissa is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
“Shades On” By Raissa

Raissa, recently released her new single, “Shades On.” The song is lifted from Raissa’s forthcoming debut EP Herogirl, out later this year via Mark Ronson’s Zelig Records/Columbia. “This song was a freestyle, a tongue in cheek moment about feeling like a boss and letting everyone know,” Raissa says. The single follows previous single of Herogirl’s “Go Fast Baby,” which was later remixed by U.K. producer Mura Masa and Full Tac, and “CROWDED.”

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.

“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.”