Gia Woods is an up and coming artist who launched her debut EP Minimize Season on October 9th, 2020. She’s working in an attention-grabbing area of interest as a Persian feminine pop artist who identifies as queer and is actively supportive of the LBGTQ neighborhood. I spoke at size along with her and her supervisor Matthew Zeidman in regards to the steps they’re taking to take care of continuity with Gia’s neighborhood throughout a interval when it’s laborious to construct a following as a result of all reside performances are halted.
Minimize Season is an eight tune EP constructed on the concept of a collection of journal entries a couple of four-year relationship. Gia acknowledged the connection had some poisonous traits which she noticed in hindsight and believed wanted to be reduce. Gia determined to go away adverse vitality behind after considering by the self-discovery of making the songs. Her influences vary from Radiohead and Inexperienced Day to Bjork.
I discovered Gia to be personable and fascinating. Her music movies reinforce and normalize her sexuality. This is sensible provided that she is working with writers like Jesse St. John and utilizing one in all Dua Lipa’s video administrators Jenna Marsh.
The title tune from Gia’s EP is right here:
Matthew Zeidman, Gia’s supervisor for the previous 6 months beforehand spent eight years working with Britney Spears, so he’s effectively conversant in the method of working with a worldwide pop icon who routinely stuffed arenas. Matthew’s takeaway was that it’s the excellence of artistry which is vital to constructing any degree of success. It was uncommon for me to talk with each the artist and her supervisor concurrently, nevertheless it was additionally enjoyable. Gia is clearly vibrant, whereas Matthew was unafraid to remind her to remain on development, on matter and he or she adopted his lead.
As a part of my ongoing collection associated to the methods through which artists are sustaining neighborhood, we’ve included each a video podcast and the audio podcast beneath.
You possibly can both watch the video right here:
or hearken to the audio model right here:
Matthew sees Gia on the floor flooring of her profession – she has accomplished the prologue and is about to start the journey to success and constructing a profession round her various pop artistry and to her neighborhood of followers. In the course of the Covid-19 shutdown Gia is performing reside on digital streaming platforms to maintain her music in entrance of the most important potential viewers. There’s restricted merchandise out there on the market at GIA WOODS which Gia believes additionally helps drive neighborhood constructing.
Gia is pleased simply performing with a guitar, however her efficiency contains interacting with the viewers, dancing and simply being with the younger LBGTQ neighborhood with which she has constructed affinity. Gia creates chats on Instagram to attach individuals and allow an ongoing dialogue inside a secure area the place they might be themselves. Folks have met by the chats and gone on to create their very own Zoom occasions. Gia can also be discovered on Neighborhood the place she is an lively participant.
Matthew’s job is utilizing his expertise from Britney Spears’ journey to assist Gia construct the highway map for her profession. The straightforward fundamental level of understanding the trail from each a macro and a micro lens helps to create the plan for Gia’s future. To that finish, Gia is targeted for the subsequent three months constructing assist for Minimize Season. Minimize Season is a guitar based mostly darkish pop moody and sincere excessive vitality set of songs.
A part of the enjoyable of watching Matt and Gia work together by out the podcast is watching Matt form the way in which through which Gia responds to questions on the best way to take her profession ahead. For me, the most important shock was studying how an artist like Gia pulls influences from mainstream artists like Radiohead and Inexperienced Day with the intention to construct her personal sound focused at her very particular fan neighborhood.
My takeaway from the dialog was it’s laborious to reconcile the artist within the music movies which Gia has posted on the web and her personal web site GIA WOODS with the pleased and vivacious artist who reveals up on my podcast. However possibly that’s the important thing to her artistry: she exorcises the painful parts by her music leaving her free to reside in a better state of happiness and engagement. I see success sooner or later for Gia and a mountain of labor for Matt.