Brazilian band Rising State have released a lyric video to their debut single "Portrait of a Despot," a song that was produced by Hibria guitarist Renato Osorio. The band formed as recently as 2016 as a form of musical catharsis. Lyrically and musically, the group explores the earnings and crises of post-modernity. The band name refers to the transcendental character of art. As noted by bassist Luiz Mario Moraes, "I believe that good art is capable of transforming, however simple that transformation may be. Art makes us transcend ourselves. With that, Rising State is the perfect name to translate that philosophy."