This Friday, Raffaella blessed us with yet another summer anthem, her newest track “Balaclava’. I feel like my heart has just been anxiously waiting for a song like this, something incredibly thematic and concept heavy, delivered with a big and pop-centric sound. ‘Balaclava’ alludes to a little suburban breaking and entering‒ but like, in a cute way. Dancing among the chaos and the glimmering broken glass, feeling lost in a love that feels bigger than you could ever be. This song makes me want to dance on top of my couch cushions, shouting the lyrics at the top of my lungs. Raffaella recently explained her motive behind writing this song was to break out of her writing style, exploring themes outside of her own reality. She has mastered the art of delving into heavier themes like using drugs to cope and superficial happiness, and contrasting it with her ethereal vocals and whimsical production. Every day I fall more and more in love with Raffaella’s genius, and I can’t wait to sink further into her world with her full EP, set to come out at the end of this summer.
Be sure to stream 'Balaclava' here, and keep up with Raffaella on Instagram and Twitter.