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RiTA

Sounds likeBANKS, Rosie Lowe, Nao
LocationLondon

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INTERVIEW

Tell us a bit about yourself? I'm RiTA, a singer/songwriter and producer originally from Portugal, who moved to London to study Music Performance and Recording at the London College of Music. I enjoying producing my own music which can be considered within the Alternative R&B/Soul genre. My main music influences are definitely BANKS, Rosie Lowe, NAO, Frank Ocean, Chet Faker and Flume.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? With my music, listeners experience an undeniable mix of cultures, when encountered with both urban and exotic characteristics in the sonority of my tracks. In fact, there is no denying that having experienced different cultures throughout the years has allowed my music to grow immensely creativity wise.

What’s your back-story? The track "High", part of my most recent EP 'AGUA', is very personal to me. It describes the feeling of being so tired of your own emotions and life struggles, you become detached, almost unaware of how you should feel towards your closest ones, or life in general. Consequently, you experience this kind of numbness which leaves you feeling lighthearted but never away of your feeling what you most fear deep down. "I wish that I could care a little more, but that feeling doesn't live with me no more. Am I going out of my mind? Everything feels so much lighter than before".

What are you working on at the moment? After a successful tour around London, I am now working towards my next single release. It's called "Trap", a dark, mysterious R&B track which will leave you at the edge of your seat.

What's the first song you remember hearing? Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Just Like A Star - Corrine Bailey-Rae

What was the first gig you went to? Rihanna - Diamonds Tour

Which song do you wish you'd written? New Person, Same Old Mistakes - Tame Impala

Which song changed your life? You & Me - Disclosure (Flume Remix)

Which song would you like played at your funeral? Walla Walla - Glass Animals

What song is stuck in your head right now?You Get Me So High - The Neighbourhood

What was the first Album you bought? Best Of Blue - Blue (yikes)

Which song made you want to play music? Time - Pink Floyd
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BIO

Originally from Porto, Portugal and is now based in London, RiTA is a 21 year old R&B / Soul singer, songwriter and producer. AGUA, the concept EP, features different forms of water throughout, which highlights RiTA's warm and unique soul vocals that lay over textured and moving synth lines.

RiTA has just graduated from London College of Music with a 1st class degree in Music Performance and Recording, which has given her the grounding knowledge for the future. RiTA's main focus is to produce and write emotive songs with colour and feeling that touch the audience. She has just completed a tour in London and a headline slot at a Cornwall Festival. She is currently promoting her debut EP and growing her fanbase.

Watch this space, great things are ahead.

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Date Thursday 2 November 2017 at 20:24
Address Aloft London Excel, United Kingdom, E16 1FR

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