Posted On 21 Jun 2017
Rising from the depths of the city, Stalking Gia marries entrancing vocals and infectious melodies with arresting visuals and dreamy production. Her electro-kissed stylings give voice to secret thoughts and furtive glances, nagging doubts and burning desires.
Gia previously wrote and performed the hook on Raekwon‘s single “Purple Brick Road,” (featuring G-Eazy) off his latest album. Repetitive immersion has proven to be one of the keys to Gia’s creative process.
Her own last single, Second Nature, reached 5M+ streams on Spotify, hit #1 on Hype Machine’s Popular charts, and has garnered support from Galore, Hilly Dilly, The Wild Honey Pie & The 405.
Learn more about Stalking Gia in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! What are some words you would use to describe 2016 for you and your music? How has 2017 been treating you?
2016 was the genesis for me. In 2017, my team grew and I feel I’m exactly where I should be! Creating music that I’m super proud of.
Where does this interview find you today? Is there music playing in the background? If so, what is it?
I’m in my apartment in NYC listening to the new Harry Styles record.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory? If you weren’t an artist today, what else could you see yourself doing?
Yes, I feel like I never chose to be one. I’ve always had music in me..so I’ve put in my everything to make it happen! Earliest memory would be my theatre days at age 5! But with that said I could totally see myself as a sommelier 😉 Drinking wine for a living sounds nice.
How did you come up with your name? Why did you decide to not go by your own real name?
It was my username on World Of Warcraft so I stole it from there. With my music I want to create a whole world and this name is the most fitting. Its truly who I am when I’m making music.
As a NYC-based artist, I’d like to know what you think it would be like to write and record music in Los Angeles (where we are based)? Do you find that the energy of both these major cities is so drastically different that your sound would be so different in each city?
Right now I’m bi-coastal creating my upcoming project so I pull energy from both LA and NY. I’m a New Yorker through and through but LA does bring a different vibe for my songwriting. I particularly love writing in Malibu, my last session on the west coast was over there. I’m always inspired by the ocean.
What was the inspiration for your latest single, “Siren”? How do you think it is different or similar to anything else that you have written?
I wrote Siren by the ocean so for that song I was inspired by my surroundings! I was also obsessed with the Bas Luhrmann version of Romeo & Juliet and that inspired some of the lyrics. I think its similar yet different to second nature. An expansion of that sound and for Siren we dived more into the production.
I’m curious what has been your favorite collaboration experience so far? Is this something that you hope to continue doing?
This year the artist Blackbear sampled my song Second Nature for his song Wish U The Best on his album Digital Druglord. That was a new kind of collaboration for me, never had that happen before and it was such a cool experience.
When do you hope to release more music and even a full-length album of new songs?
I have another collaboration coming out this summer with a popular band and DJ that I can’t say too much about but for my project probably this summer or fall!
Where do you think you are happiest- on stage performing, in the studio recording music or elsewhere? Has this changed over time?
Hard to choose but I would say bringing the music to life on stage! That’s always been my thing.
Who are some of your very favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? What musicians would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
I would love to work with The Weeknd one day. He’s an artist that I’ve followed from the beginning, since his album was available as a free download.. to now! His melodies are magic.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs?
I hope I can succeed in creating a world for people to get lost in with my music.
What advice would you give to someone just getting started on this music path? Or even to a high schooler who is thinking of becoming a singer full-time when they are older?
If you can’t live without it and are serious about going for it, give it your everything! Don’t give in to negativity and stay positive. It’s your life to live, no one elses!
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
Working on a new project so stay tuned on that! Stalk me @StalkingGia on all socials! xo