Gia Woods is the emerging queer pop artist we all were looking for! Her music video for her newest release “New Girlfriend” came out today and honestly it is just a black and white, modern, edgy, queer party video.
The video concept reminds me of if the “first kiss” social experiment that trended a few years ago turned into a dance party. The video has a timeless and simple aesthetic with the styling of 90’s pop. The song itself is catchy, clever, and honestly just makes you happy to listen to it, think of it as the next song you will strut down the street too with it stuck in your head. The song takes on the same concept of songs like Ariana Grande’s ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” and turns that same slightly misogynist message into a lesbian’s diss and bop.
A bit about Gia Woods:
She is a 22 year old, genre-blurring, culture-shifting- emerging queer icon from LA. All of her music carries traits of female empowerment, destigmatizing sexual freedom and choices, and removing “taboo with style and substance.”
“New Girlfriend” arrives hot on the heels of her 2019 lead-off “Jump The Fence.” It’s already closing in on 200K Spotify streams and earning widespread acclaim. PAPER Mag declared, “Gia Woods’ new summer bop will melt your frozen heart,” and Billboard wrote, “Everything about Gia Woods’ return feels spot-on with ‘Jump The Fence,’ a breathy pop earworm packed with tribal-like pulsations and distant howls that matches the musical climate while maintaining an undeniable edge.”
“Enamoring the LGBTQ community out of the gate during 2015 with “Only A Girl” (10 million views and counting), performing at LA Pride, and later collaborating with Matoma on 2017 hit “Heart Won’t Forget", the singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist now stands primed to become breakthrough talent in 2019.”
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Review by Hannah Schneider