Gia Woods is a force. I feel like there’s nothing she can’t take on. In her new song “HUNGRY” she tackles something every woman has dealt with, people forcing their opinions on you. Gia is truly the future of pop, she’s unapologetic, she’s ahead-of-the-curve, and she’s absolutely fearless. We talked to her about the new song and why this is going to be her best year yet.
Gia! Tell me about your song “HUNGRY” what’s the story behind it?
Gia: In this industry, people have a lot of opinions about every aspect of your career. Obviously, there are some people who I want feedback from, but a lot of it is unsolicited and unnecessary. I was frustrated about it all one day, so I wrote this as sort of a “eff you” to unwanted opinions.
What inspired the song? What does the song mean to YOU?
Gia: The attitude of the song taps into that feeling when someone’s trying to tell you what to do and people overstepping boundaries. It’s an anthem for doing your own thing and I think that applies to relationships and friendships as well.
And your debut EP is coming out this summer, what can you tell us about it?
Gia: I worked really hard on this EP during a difficult time in my personal life, and I want my fans to learn some of the lessons I learned along the way and reasons to cut negative people and negative energy out of your life.
Why is it so important to have more LGBTQ voices in music?
Gia: It’s important to have diversity in all aspects - sexuality, gender, race - throughout all entertainment because it reflects the actual world we live in. We all deserve to feel reflected in the media we consume.
What has been inspiring you lately?
Gia: I’ve been listening to a lot of old and new music. Some radiohead, FKA Twigs, The Weeknd, Clairo, and especially been really obsessed with this artist “Gesaffelstein”- his production is so cinematic and inspiring, which is what motivated me to dig deeper with production on this whole EP.
What has been the biggest challenge in your career so far?
Gia: Figuring exactly who I am as an artist, and what I want my debut project to be about.
How do you stay motivated?
Gia: Music is everything to me and being able to write about my experiences keeps me so motivated. Writing is like therapy and the fact that I can do it as my full time job is the most freeing and exciting feeling.
What’s your best piece of advice for your younger self?
Gia: Don’t be so hard on yourself, everything will fall into place.