London-raised Arlissa is an independent artist in every sense of the word. Initially catching mainstream attention back in 2013 with a BBC Sound Of nomination and a collaboration with rap legend Nas, her reluctance to follow the crowd saw her step back and re-evaluate her music.
Today what we have on our hands is a bona fide star. A vocal powerhouse whose heartfelt lyrics are instantly relatable, Arlissa now draws frequent comparisons to all-time great Whitney Houston. It is these qualities and newfound maturity, that helped the young singer-songwriter amass a huge following on her own.
An artist who pours their heart and soul into their music, Arlissa is one to look out for.