To celebrate the release of Yassassin's brand new single 'Social Politics', we decided to have a little chat with the London five-piece about music (obviously!), but also life choices like quitting your day job to pursue your dream.

Check out the Q&A below, along with the aforementioned single. We also recommended checking out the band on Facebook, if you're into that sort of thing.

Tell us about your new single...

Raissa: It was the first song we wrote as a band during our first ever practice. It made us feel pretty good! That confidence helped us grow quickly and created the excitement which flows through Yassassin. We got together as a band because we needed to share our opinions, frustration and excitement by playing our own music, and I think this very song has all of that.

Anna: The lyrics are about bullies in life. Bullies exist everywhere, at your workplace, in politics or in your social scene. The message is pretty clear; don't take any of that shit!

Where do you find inspiration?

Moa: I find inspiration in everything, different places, people, cultures, the current world situation and the past, the emotions it triggers in people and the urge to express ourselves and make a change. The music I grew up with and new music I come across everyday also influences me.

Anna: Being in love, being angry or heartbroken are probably my most creative states of mind. Music is an outlet where I can pour all of those emotions and hopefully turn them into something other people can appreciate. I also get a lot of ideas from listening to other music. I have quite a broad taste and enjoy everything from Jazz to Electronic pop and I am a sucker for a groovy bass line. We definitely mix a lot of different genres in Yassassin. Being open minded is essential in the creative process.

Raissa: Inspiration comes from everywhere and nowhere I would say. Open your eyes and let your brain work. Society is what goes around and music is what comes around, they've always been interconnected. We are living in a pretty dark time right now. What we have left is playing what's inside our souls and we have to release it. We are lucky enough to have this opportunity and we don't want to waste it.

What risk would you take if you knew you could not fail?

Moa: I believe we should just try and do what we love and aim for the stars. If you fail, then at least you've failed doing something you wanted to do, rather than failing doing something you didn't even want to.

Joanna: Success is such a subjective word. One person's success is another's failure. I don't think we restrict ourselves in terms of what and how we write just because it might not be successful. So in that sense i guess we're always taking risks. To do it any other way would feel like creative death.

Anna: It's definitely important to not get caught up in worrying about what other people think about what you should and should not do all the time. Just do your thing and believe in it!

When was the last time you tried something new?

Raissa: London is the place to be if you want to try something new. There are so many different people from all walks of life, it makes a great mix and you constantly learn new things from them. The most pleasant thing I've tried recently was playing this weird little Japanese instrument owned by a member of Flamingods. He found it in a market in London and he can't stop playing it ever since. It has these little bizarre buttons you push to make sound with your left hand while you make noise playing strings with your right one. An absolute gem!

Moa: I recently quit my full-time job in media and sub-letted my room in London to try and live life as a poor but free musician instead.

What are you currently working on?

Anna: We have just recorded our debut EP with producer Dave Allen. It's very exciting. Dave has produced so many beautiful songs that I love. It's an honour and a real privilege working with such a legend. He is the loveliest guy too, very down to earth and we are all very smitten with him.

Raissa: Dave is the man. He makes you feel conformable and keeps you working hard until you nail it. He has been such an inspirational figure for all of us and I must say I had butterflies in my stomach in the studio on the first day. When you know you will be working with the guy that produced half of the bands that you grew up with.. It's such a great feeling. I made my old man jealous for the first time!

Moa: We are also working on a few new songs and planning new music videos.

What's the most challenging thing you've ever created?

Raissa: I guess creating your own little world is the most challenging thing you can achieve. Far from what people think and what people do. It feels great when you reach that point. It's the kind of feeling you have when you are a kid, you analyse something new for a second and you test it. Sometimes people think you are a weirdo though, but it's part of the game.

Anna: Probably a music video me and Moa made for our other band LUST. It's pretty much a 7-minute musical version of Game of Thrones that we filmed during a month last summer. We got all of our friends involved and it was an amazing experience. We had no budget and all costumes, props and makeup were DIY. We took a bus down to Cornwall and got to film in all these breathtaking locations. It is definitely a memory for life. Making music videos is the best. I can't wait for our next Yassassin one.

Which of your talents do you think people overlook?

Moa: I think I overlook my talents myself which then makes other people do it. It's challenging to believe in yourself, growing up as a woman and trying to be an artist, surrounded by men who behave as if they know everything... In a way, for me Yassassin is an expression of this, to be carefree of what everyone else expect of you and just do it.

Joanna: People overlook my double eyebrow raising talent.

Raissa: My great bass playing obviously... I also think people overlook how great my pasta is.