Born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Raffaella is quick to rattle off Billie Holiday, St.
Vincent, and Regina Spektor as her biggest influences. She spent the early days of her career collaborating with the band Bråves who encouraged her to begin releasing original music. During her noteworthy experience as a student at the University of Southern California, joining a sorority 3,000 miles from home proved to be something of a social experiment which inspired her breakout single ‘Sororicide’ featuring bright piano bubbles and a homage to Heathers. Raffaella moved back home to New York City to attend Barnard College at Columbia University and continue to build her musical persona. Following the release of her EP "Ballerina," Raffaella spent time touring with Sigrid, Alice Merton and Liz Phair.