From the Universe and Beyond
The 23-year-old singer Raissa was born in Spain: her dad is Franco-Algerian and her mom is Spanish. In her Facebook bio, she describes herself as a pop artist from the universe and beyond. And that may not be so farfetched because as a child, Raissa saw a lot of the world, living in Beijing, Sydney, and Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.
Raissa grew up in a multilingual household, listening to a whole lot of different genres of pop. If a movie was made about her life, the soundtrack of her childhood would be Latin American, North African, British, and American pop music. Music always inspired her and ever since the age of ten, Raissa started writing her own songs. At fourteen, you could find her playing around with Garageband plugins, becoming a self-taught producer.