PREMIERE: Raphaella – ‘Read My Mind’

Singer, producer and songwriter Raphaella follows on from her last release, the emotive “Love Sick” with a powerful and haunting new offering “Read My Mind” – the third taster from her upcoming EP “

By even her exacting standards, Raphaella had an especially busy 2017 – collaborating with a spectrum of the most exciting, emerging UK talent including Rudimental, MNEK, Steel Banglez, and MIST.

With Spotify plays on her tracks now at over 60 million streams and counting, Raphaella is continuing to pick up support across the tastemaker spectrum with the likes of Billboard, The405, HUNGER MAGAZINE and WONDERLAND all proclaiming her pure songwriting and production ability.

Raphaella now unleashes her latest offering – a slick, frank and vulnerable window into her world. Effortlessly transitioning from stark lyricism to an effortlessly melodic and inventive chorus, this is another vintage mark of the London/ Iranian beatmaker and artist.

With radio support from BBCR1Xtra’s Mistajam and DJ Target, “Read My Mind” continues to underline Raphaella’s immense talent and cements what looks to be another milestone year for the North London artist.

“I wrote Read My Mind after seeing someone for the first time after having broken up with them, and it’s that feeling when everything feels the same but different at the same time. 
You still have those feelings for them, but now the circumstances have changed so you can’t say the things or do the things you normally would have. I wanted to say I still loved them but couldn’t, and in my head I was just thinking if only you could read my mind. 
 
I began layering up synths with my Prophet and Juno as I’m a massive Analogue head, and then just put myself on record and freestyled the majority of the lyrics and melodies including the drop. I was just playing around and decided to pitch/vocoder the chorus melody and that was a real moment for me because I suddenly knew exactly what kind of song I wanted it to be. When I was with this person there were a thousand things I wanted to say but couldn’t and so all these pitched and vocoder vocals coming in and out were like all those thoughts and conversations flying around in my head.” 
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