Rising pop star Gia Lily has recently unveiled her brand new single 'Good Enough,' following on from her phenomenal debut single 'Signs.' Adopting a more melancholy and moody sound while also retaining her pop sound, 'Good Enough' is filled with grace, emotion and undeniable talent.
This song sees Gia Lily bring guitar solos back into modern pop, with her boyfriend featuring on the track. Influenced by artists such as Charli XCX, Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus, her exceptional talent truly shines through with 'Good Enough.'
"'Good Enough is about looking back on a relationship where you put the other person first despite going through your own ride of life struggles. You're constantly bleeding into the other person's issues, which makes you feel like you're not good enough. It's an emotionally-charged song."
Words and Interview: Rachel Dempster
Here at The Lowdown, we caught up with Gia Lily about her new single, what she has lined up for this year and more. Keep reading to check out what she had to say!
You have recently released your new single, 'Good Enough.' What has it been like for you to have new music released?
"In the most dramatic way possible, I feel like I've had something missing since I last released music, so I've definitely been enjoying the ride. I use the music that I write as a release of emotions tied up inside of me, trying to make sense of them through lyrics, so the fact that I've had many people expressing that they can resonate with this song in their own way has been amazing to see. To know my words have helped someone is awesome and now they know they're not alone."
For anyone who hasn't heard the single yet, can you sum it up in a couple of words?
"Sad-turned-sassy dark pop. Finally realising your worth."
How long did the single take to come together?
"I wrote it last August when I was having a pretty low night, so as always when that happens, I sat at my piano and let the music do the talking. I wrote the pre-chorus and chorus of the song, took it to the studio the next day and my producers helped bring it to life and made it exactly what I envisioned it to be and more!"
What is the message behind the single?
"No matter what anyone tells you or how they make you feel, you are and always will be more than good enough."
Your boyfriend also features on this single, bringing guitar solos back into modern pop. How was it having him feature on the track?
"He does! It's my favourite part of the track - it's just incredible! Not to get all cringey, but to be able to share your strongest passion with your partner is pretty sick. It helps that he's very good at it too! It's just amazing. We both cannot wait to be able to perform it live together and double the length of the solo!"
Did you feel an element of pressure with the release of this single, following on from the success of your debut single?
"To an extent. I'm trying not to link the two because both songs were written at very different stages in my life, so they're incomparable. The reaction to 'Good Enough' has been nothing I expected coming back onto the scene with such a different mood to my last track, so that definitely helped relieve the pressure a little!"
You have a number of exciting projects lined up for the rest of the year, including acting and modelling. Are you looking forward to exploring these new ventures?
"100%! I love the creative industry and never knowing what's going to be thrown at you on the daily. I've been acting and modelling professionally longer than music, so it's funny how things work out now music has sort of taken over at the moment!"
What else does this year have in store for you that you can tell us about?
"A whole lotta music!"
Has music always been something that you have wanted to be involved in?
"Oh yeah - ever since I wrote my first song (about halloumi cheese, inspirational) when I was seven. I'd like to think I've improved since then, but seven year old me was pretty iconic! I would never let my parents drive without playing music the minute we got in the car, ranging from Hannah Montana to Queen to Amy Winehouse to Gwen Stefani, depending on my mood on the day. Music icons always played the biggest role in my childhood, so I knew in one way or another I'd want to eventually pursue a career in music."
Finally, do you have a message for all those who support you?
"THANK YOU! You're all the reason I get to do this and call my passion my job. I love you!"
'Good Enough' is out now.
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