Up and coming pop-r&b artist Gia Rachelle drops another major piece called “F.U.S.”, a track that tackles mental health in a new, more realistic light. With introspective tunes and beats that set up the stage, Gia’s lyrics tell us the story of anxiety and depression in a very real and honest way. We had the chance to chat with Gia about her newly released single and much more!
Congratulations on the release of your new single “F.U.S”!
Tell us more about it, what inspired you to record this new song?
There are days when I struggle more than others with my anxiety and depression and this was just one of those days. I was truly tired of feeling the way I was feeling. I was so in my head and extremely insecure which caused me to isolate myself and let out all of those feelings in a song.
What drove you to envision a music career? Did your surroundings growing-up help you become the artist you are today?
I’ve always been the creative child in my family, but on the other side of that, I was very to myself and kind of always marched to the beat of my own drum. In a way I had a hidden personality that my friends would see, but my family wouldn’t. I grew up singing in school choirs, but never really solo. When I would write songs in my room and sing all night, I was able to express my true personality. I fell in love with singing and creating, and I just knew I had to pursue it.
Tell us more about mental health, anxiety and depression, what is the main message you want to channel to your audience?
A lot of times there isn’t a specific reason that I’m feeling what I’m feeling. That can cause me to shut people out or say the wrong things because I get frustrated with my own thoughts. I want people to know how important it is to allow yourself to feel those emotions and have those thoughts. I also want to stress the importance of finding at least one person you can trust that won’t judge you. Someone you can be totally honest with to vent to or just sit on the phone in silence if that’s easier for you at the time. Either way, those emotions need to be let out and not bottled up.
We’ve noticed that you love to blend pop and r&b. How would you define your own specific aesthetics?
I do love to blend pop and r&b! I’m a very indecisive person and love so many elements of both that I just throw them together and hope for the best haha.
As for my own aesthetics, I would say I’m very feminine and have a pretty soft personality. I just naturally gravitate towards pink and glitter, etc. I feel like my personality gives such warm and inviting energy and I love that.
What is your favorite song of the moment?
My favorite song at the moment is “Better Version” by Sabrina Claudio. That song just hits different haha.
What artists have influenced you the most?
I’ve gotten the most inspiration from Julia Michaels, Victoria Monet, and Frank Ocean. They kind of all got their start songwriting and I respect them so much. They’re amazing artists.
What’s next for Gia Rachelle?
I’ve been making a lot more music with my producer and making a name for myself as an artist. I plan to continue releasing this year and start on an EP soon now that I’ve found my sound.