In our Observe by Observe characteristic, musicians and bands present perception into every tune on their latest undertaking. Our newest version comes from our August Artist of the Month Raffaella, who tells us the backstories behind her new EP LIVE, RAFF, LOVE (ACT I).
Raffaella doesn’t simply put on her coronary heart on her sleeve — she wears it like a badge of honor. On her new EP LIVE, RAFF, LOVE (ACT I), our August Artist of the Month pours out her feelings by her glowing indie-pop. However, as its ironic title would possibly suggest, the EP additionally carries an air of playfulness, with nods to outdated Lindsay Lohan films, Joyce Carol Oates novels, and storied New York Metropolis bars. In the present day, the rising indie pop star is giving us a Observe by Observe breakdown of the EP, out Friday (August twelfth).
Produced by Raffaella’s real-life accomplice, Hippo Campus frontman Jake Luppen, and that includes songwriting contributions from frequent Phoebe Bridgers collaborators Marshall Vore and Charlie Hickey, LIVE, RAFF, LOVE (ACT I) is a whirlwind of coming-of-age tales in your mid 20s. Throughout the EP’s six songs, Raffaella turns seemingly mundane encounters — eager to kiss a pal, wanting your long-distance crush to go to you, the odd pleasure of buying groceries by yourself for the primary time — into full-on tales that unfold seamlessly.
Take heed to LIVE, RAFF, LOVE (Act I) and take a look at Raffaella’s Observe-by-Observe breakdown under.