NYC BORN, RAISED & BASED ALT-POP ARTIST
SIGNS TO MOM AND POP MUSIC
& ANNOUNCES SPECIAL NYC PERFORMANCE:
ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (STAGE 2)
THURSDAY, JUNE 14th @ 6pm
Watch & Share: Raffaella – “Sororicide”
Listen & Share: http://smarturl.it/sororicide
” [Raffaella] doesn’t suffer fools, nor does she accept women shunning other women for their own empowerment, and we learn this right away in her brilliantly ironic debut, “Sororicide”.”
— HILLY DILLY
“Newcomer Raffaella is the queen of sass on “Sororicide.”
New York City born and raised artist and student of feminist philosophy, Raffaella, signs to Mom and Pop Music, also based in NYC. To celebrate, Raffaella will be playing a special free NYC show at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) on Thursday, June 14th at 6pm. RSVP here.
Raffaella recently debuted her first official music video for hit single “Sororicide” via Paper Magazine. The song reached #1 on Spotify Viral US Top 50 and #6 on the Spotify Viral Global Top 50. The editor of the video, Jarrett Fijal, is accredited with editing videos for the world’s most famous artists, such as David Bowie and Beyoncé.
Raffaella already has a large following. Her music is complex – both beautiful and culturally relevant. It explores the hypocrisy within the feminist movement and the ways women can empower (or disempower) each other.
Raffaella is a recent graduate from Barnard College at Columbia University, where she studied French Literature and Philosophy and “prefers Salinger to sororities (Cools).” Over the past year, she has been busy collaborating with the band Bråves and will be releasing new music over the coming months. Raffaella has worked with Marius de Vries on the title song for Francesco Carrozzini’s documentary,
Chaos and Creation.
Raffaella on “Sororicide” —
“When I was freshman in college, a girl shared an inspiring facebook post on a sorority page regarding a boy who needed a date for a social event. She suggested that “any young housewife socialite in training” would “want to strap him down and never let him go.” Self-expression, for the girls surrounding me, seemed inextricably linked to the boys’ potential judgments. Girls were told not to drink too much because if they wanted to meet their potential husband, they shouldn’t be plastered – as opposed to, don’t binge drink because you could get seriously sick or, more importantly, potentially assaulted. This EP was my rebellion to this world in which women were doomed to passivity. I want this music to be a wake up call to those who have lost their voice to a culture that all too often drowns out the perspectives of young women.
A lot of my lyrical inspiration came from the books I had been reading – the summer I wrote most of the EP with Bråves, I read The Girls by Emma Cline; her attention to detail, along with Salinger, my literary guru, taught me that specificity brings stories to life. I found melodic inspiration through artists like Debussy, Nina Simone and Regina Spektor. Most of my music mixes pretty and flighty melodies with heavy and subversive lyrics. Disparities create a pretty cool tension, leaving people to feel some emotion that is not entirely comprehensible. That’s my favorite thing to do, allow people to feel something without any need to define it.”
A view into Raffaella’s life: