NEW music: Raphaella - Real

Shoreditch-based singer Raphaella has released her new EP Real, a four-track collection of stimulating, remarkable alt-pop production.

Speaking about the EP, Raphaella explained: “Real is really about wanting to find someone that makes you feel something real again. I think after major heartbreak it’s easy to feel numb and think in some way you’re broken eternally. But it’s amazing how in the most random and unlikely of places there’s a switch that can suddenly turn back on again, and just like that - all the blood rushes back to every inch of your body and you’re able to feel again. The whole EP follows that narrative of getting over a past relationship and seeking ‘Closure’, being ‘Alright’ and coming to terms with it, finding someone new who makes you feel something ‘Real’ again when you thought you couldn’t, and ‘My My’ which is me saying I’m ready to love again. I recorded ‘Closure’ in Amsterdam and the other three tracks at my Shoreditch studio. For the whole EP I wanted to create an off kilter analog and lo-fi production soundscape, so mixed both live guitar which I heavily effected, my Prophet 6, chopped up and altered audio and digital synths throughout.”

Listen below.