WOW! The beautiful and very talented new artist Arlissa, is just 20, half American, half German, but raised in Crystal Palace. Check out ‘Hard To Love Somebody’, her excellent collaborative duet with Nas.
And…check out her amazing cover of Alex Clare’s ‘Too Close’.
Arlissa’s first solo single, the drastically different ‘Sticks & Stones’, is due in February, drawing closer inspiration from the likes of Crystal Fighters (with whom she’s now writing on their album), Peter Gabriel and Florence.Twenty-year-old South London newcomer Arlissa has secured a place on the BBC’s prestigious Sound of 2013 longlist – also featuring the likes of Haim, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula and Palma Violets. A year ago she’d moved out of the family home and watched her friends go off to university, whilst she stayed put; working in a shop to fund studio time, intent on making music her life.
Her gamble paid off the moment Nas rang…Beyond any shadow of a doubt, Arlissa is a One To Watch In 2013!