21 year old Arlissa has unveiled the video to the latest track, 'Into the Light' which you can view below, and also watch an exclusive filmed interview with Fred Perry Subculture ahead of her performance at Sub-Sonic Live earlier this year.
Inspired by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush and Crystal Fighters, Arlissa’s sound combines universal struggles of heartache and independence with production that’s more upbeat, escapist and strong. Half German, half American but raised in Crystal Palace, she was thrown into the spotlight late last year: Nas was passed her demo via a publisher, and flew Arlissa out to L.A to record a song together. ‘Hard To Love Somebody’ became his second ever duet with a UK artist, following ‘Cherry Wine’ with Amy Winehouse. Then came Arlissa’s debut single, March’s acclaimed ‘Sticks & Stones’, which provided the blueprint for her solo material. And the debut album, tentatively entitled ‘Battles’, takes this even further. Alongside ‘Into the Light’, a stark one-off cover of Olive’s ‘You’re Not Alone’ - which featured prominently in the BBC’s acclaimed What Remains’ - has offered some early clues as to what else to expect.
Arlissa performed at Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live at The Garage, Islington, earlier this year. View footage of her performance here, and watch her exclusive interview below