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ReMu Talks: Arlissa – "Hearts Ain't Gonna Lie" Singer-Songwriter

Singer-songwriter Arlissa

On singer-songwriter Arlissa’s breakthrough track “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie,” she coos about the reality of truth always peeking through in life and love. It’s a mantra that the 25-year-old German-born, south London-bred siren has maintained throughout the entirety of her journey in music. As Arlissa enters the next phase of her career—armed with a dancey reboot of her viral hit thanks to Jonas Blue—she continues to promote honest music on her own terms.

She piqued on the UK Pop radar, making the BBC’s Sound Of 2013 poll alongside acts like Laura Mvula, Haim, AlunaGeorge, Savages, The Weeknd, and CHVRCHES with no formal album or single release. Arlissa then continued on a DIY mission, releasing music via the internet and rebuilding her buzz. She took to the Internet to release original songs, along with a YouTube cover as a litmus test. She dropped the acoustic version of “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie,” which yielded over a million views in less than one week. It wasn’t long before a true fan following was formed. 

One admirer in particular was UK house DJ Jonas Blue, who elevated “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” with his own spin after hearing it online. While Arlissa will continue dropping loosie tracks in anticipation of her debut album, she upholds her vow to make her music by her rules and having fun along the way.