Maralisa is a San Francisco native living and working in New York City. She is a graduate from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where she received her BFA in Vocal Performance. Her vocals are rooted in an upbringing of heavy blues and soul artists such as Taj Mahal, Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse, creating a distinct timbre she incorporates into various genres. Maralisa collaborates in top-line writing with a wide range of producers while doubling as frontwoman for Space Captain, a Brooklyn based psych-soul group signed to UK's Tru Thoughts. She has performed alongside BADBADNOTGOOD, Ghostface Killah, Nick Hakim, Khruangbin, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Kendra Morris and more at notable New York venues including Rough Trade. Revive Music writes, "Maralisa has a confident, developed style that makes her immediately recognizable."