Music

18-Year-Old Gia is LA’s Newest Pop Rebel

Music

18-Year-Old Gia is LA’s Newest Pop Rebel

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Photography & Styling: Cruz Valdez
Creative Direction: Jesse Saint John
Hair: Lauren McKeever
Makeup: Dylan Cross

“And I’m a go to battle in 4, 3, 2…” whispers rising LA-based pop star Gia in her newly released “WARRIOR” promo, introducing a menacing breakdown that infiltrates the track with undeniable strength. The clip’s rebellious, Spring Breakers-style direction reflects the track’s production, each delivering an aggressive bite that’s polished with a refined, pop edge.

This video teases the queer singer’s forthcoming debut EP, slated for release in early 2016 with features from buzzy producers Kygo and Switch. To appease our appetites until then, Gia’s “Only A Girl,” offers a taste of the singer’s provocative approach to music-making with an authentic lesbian anthem that easily overshadow’s Katy Perry’s breakout single, “I Kissed A Girl.”

“Only A Girl,” which was produced by Bob Dylan’s grandson, Pablo Dylan, comes armed with a Matthew Bowman-directed music video that makes playing tennis seem like an alluring pastime. Apparently Gia doesn’t sweat, although she never really plays tennis in the sexy clip—instead, she writhes on the court alongside a squad of gorgeous babes, all licking ice cream and occasionally flailing a racket. (We wholly support this interpretation of the game).

Allow us to introduce Gia before the rest of the world catches on: