Singer, producer and songwriter Raphaella is an artist rapidly approaching a clear tipping point; already acclaimed by tastemakers such as Billboard, The405, Clash, HUNGER and WONDERLAND, Raphaella has been notably busy in the studio, collaborating with a plethora of emerging and heavyweight talent including Rudimental, MNEK, Steel Banglez, MIST, Gorgon City, Watermat and Wilkinson.
Raphaella now unleashes her first solo release of the year with ‘Turn Around’, co-produced by Brendan Grieve (Sam Smith).A slick, stripped-back synth instrumental acts as perfect foil to showcase Raphaella’scharacterful, burnished vocal. A track that could well be a year-defining one for the young artist, ‘Turn Around’ sees Raphaella step up to stake her claimalongside some of the best releases of the year.
Speaking on the track, Raphaella states: “’Turn Around’ is about the moment you walk away from someone because you know they’re no good for you. Your head has made the decision, but you know your heart could betray you any moment. Love is hard and the right decision is almost never the easiest – -it’s the last bit of your heart that hasn’t let go, saying if you wanted me to, I could turn around and come right back. Turn Around is the last song before letting go.”
Raphaella’s star beckons ever closer, and with this new release, guides her sound to a genuinely exciting new level. With radio support already coming from BBCR1Xtra’s Mistajam and DJ Target for her previous releases, “Turn Around” sets the benchmark for what’s sure to be another pivotal summer for the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance graduate.