I’m so excited to share one of my new favorite artists, Stalking Gia. Stalking Gia is an indie-pop singer/songwriter based in NYC. We first met a few months ago at one of her shows and I was so impressed by her style, visuals, and of course.. her music! Bump her sounds on Spotify while you get to know her a little bit better in this interview:
Where you’re from/where you live now:
What you do:
Artist, Singer/Songwriter at Warner Chappell
One quote you live by:
The world will judge you no matter what you do, so live your life the way you F#@$^&! want to!
How’d you come up with the name “Stalking Gia”?
Originally, I came up with it for my username on world of warcraft….. then transferred it over to my artist name. It works in both worlds!
How long have you been doing music and when did you realize you wanted to pursue it as a career?
Music has always been in me. It’s something I never really had to think about. I started very young, in theatre, and that led me into singing which led me into the studio. Songwriting is something that I’ve worked a long time honing into. Moved to LA at 18 on my own and did a session a day… that led to me getting published to Warner Chappell here in NY. Happy to be back on the east coast.
What’s been the most memorable moment of your journey so far?
When my song Second Nature got added to its first playlist on Spotify! Now its up to over 4Million streams and added on so many huge playlists. So thankful to have Spotify’s support, they’re incredible with giving new artists that they believe in a chance.
How would you describe the music you create?
Dreamy, Raw, Melodic, Cinematic, Indie Pop.
How has living in NYC influenced your music?
The city keeps me motivated and alive, it translates into my writing for sure. The eclectic mix of people I meet here, the different music scenes, all add to the influence.
What’s your best advice for aspiring singers/songwriters?
When writing, don’t think about it too much. Be authentic to yourself and your taste. Don’t copy whats already out there. Also, be open to collaborating with new people and never stop learning from others!
What’s one challenge that you’ve faced, professionally or personally, and how has it helped you?
Not having management, but its really forced me to be in control and set up everything for myself. I know when I do join forces with someone I won’t sit back and do nothing. It’s definitely a plus to know whats going on on the business end of the Industry.
What’s one thing you want to accomplish in 2017?
Release an EP! Turn more of my demos into finished products. Tour, continue to grow as an artist, travel to the UK for a writing trip… more than one 😛