Gia Woods is a 22-year-old musician and artist pushing the boundaries of both the world and the music industry. After collaborating with Matoma on the hit "Heart Won't Forget," Woods began receiving more and more attention for her vocals and has developed an incredibly dedicated fanbase eager to hear what she will release next. In an interview with Odyssey, Gia Woods discusses her newest single, highlights of her career and more.
How did you first get started with music?
I first got interested when I discovered my sister's electric guitar that was never played, so I sort of stole it from her room and taught myself from YouTube videos. I got so obsessed with wanting to know how to play it. I also picked up the violin from my elementary school orchestra [and] then I was in choir all the way up until high school.
What can you tell us about the new single "Jump The Fence" and its meaning?
"Jump The Fence" is about drowning out the outside noise. It's so easy to get distracted from what you really want when everyone has an opinion. It's about trusting your own intuition over everyone else's.
What has been a highlight or a few separate highlights of your career so far?
Playing LA Pride (in front of 3,000 people!) and honestly signing my record deal with Disruptor Records last year were huge for me. It's such an amazing feeling when you know you've got a really good team together that cares and wants to help you with your vision.
What advice would you give to girls looking to follow a similar career path?
Take your time, write what's genuine to you, work harder than you've ever worked, and trust your gut.
Who are your musical influences?
Madonna, Green Day, Radiohead, and Björk!
If you could only listen to three artists for the next five years, who would they be and why?
Madonna, Radiohead, and Jamie xx. They're all so inspiring in different ways I could listen to them on repeat….arguably for the rest of my life!!
What has been your favorite song to record so far?
They all have a piece of my heart and are special in their own ways. But the most fun to record was my third single, so you'll have to wait a little bit to check it out! But for now, to get a little taste, check out "Jump The Fence."
What can fans look forward to in the near or distant future?
So much new music that I'm really excited about and more music videos! I'll be releasing new material almost every month, so definitely stay tuned for more!
Be sure to stay up to date with Gia Woods on social media and listen to her latest single "Jump the Fence" here.