Rissa(birth name Marissa Simpson) is a singer/songwriter from Richmond, Virginia. She began showing an interest in music at the tender, young age of 6. By the time she was 8 she was already actively learning how to play the piano and guitar, and she could often be heard singing along to any song she heard. By middle school, she was enrolled in both church and school choir groups and this was continued throughout high school. At age 13, she began writing poems and short stories, often about matters of the heart. As her voice developed more and more, it was evident she had a God-given gift. Although she was hesitant, in 2011, she was convinced by everyone around her to create her first CD. This 7-song EP is now titled "Love Letters" and is available for free download. This EP is unique because every song on it consists of lyrics that were originally poems written by Marissa. Now, as she finishes up work on her full-length debut album, she has more people than she could have ever imagined anticipating it. Now the world has a front row seat as this future superstar finds her way in the music world.