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A Spotlight Interview with Giada Robin


A fresh release from Giada Robin hits that super pop sweet spot that brings together edgy and heavy synths with house beats and powerful vocals and it even manages to touch on retro pop at times but all the while those melodies are catchy as hell and the track has a sheen and brightness to it that's undeniable.


"Feel Alive" is a pedal to the metal banger that shines with character and showcases the artists ability to grab your attention and burst out with an endlessly fun and colorful pop single that balances with a closed fisted hard-hitting soundscape.


This release is impactful and reaches that slightly emotional platform and you can start to see where the song came from in the first place.


She wants to feel alive, and this track is more alive than anything you've heard in a while. It's existential and has a gusto as she gives such a massive presence and it all sticks with you. That energy is infectious. Her charm is infectious. This song is pretty damn infectious.


Plus, you can relate to it. You want to have some fun and live while you're alive and to an extent, that's what the song is about.


This was danceable but you can also bang your head to it. It's poppy but also a little aggressive. It all had this line it walked, and that sort of thing is tough to do right but Giada Robin pulls it off without a hitch.


With the release of such a huge pop single, we wanted to touch base with her to see where this all came from and what may be next for the artist.


Here's what happened.


RAG: Let's kick things off with the Feel Alive album. This record has a

great retro-dance pop feel to it. Where did this album come

from?


This album was conceived during the pandemic; 12 tracks to tell an incredible

journey from darkness to light, my personal experience of the last 3 years.

When everything was stuck and lost in fear, I also got lost. My body

disconnected from my mind because I couldn’t accept the whole situation and

I started suffering of strong pain attacks. Doctors said I was affected by

Fibromyalgia and prescribed me some “miraculous drops” but the cure turned

out in a terrible addiction I had to stop to feel better. The song “Get Me Away”

in particular speaks openly about it and divide the album in two main pieces

(the falling and the rebirth) because I wanted to give the concept of a broken

heart.


I started writing these songs in my studio to express my feelings and share

my story. Today I can say making music saved my life and suffering has

been a great source of inspiration for me. “Feel Alive” represents my effort,

passion and sacrifice, it’s literally a piece of my soul and with this album I

want to give a message of rebirth, hope and faith. It’s an invitation to

discover feelings and emotions, to think and act with the heart, to

believe in yourself and in your dreams. But above all, I invite you to

love and celebrate life, to follow your path despite difficulties, to fall

and then get up stronger than ever, to fight against your own demons,

to heal the deepest scars without fear and deception. I think there's

nothing more beautiful than sharing life in joy and pain.


The whole album has lot of retro dance pop elements, especially the

final track “Queen of the World”, which is a joyful electronic march

with 90’s vibes. Well, I was born and grew up in the 90’s, having great

memories of those years I thought this genre was fitting perfectly the

idea of feeling alive.


RAG: When did this all start for you as an artist?


When I was 5/6 years old my parents were disco addicted and made me fall

in love with the dance floor. I was listening to lot of music and different artists

(from classical to rock & roll), but I was dazzled by the queen of pop

Madonna. I was singing and dancing all the time, especially at school where I

had my “first concerts” during recreation with all the kids around me. I remember the teachers asking me “Why you don’t play?” and I said “But hey

I’m playing”.


At 12 years old I started studing music and taking piano lessons

to accompany my voice but I soon started writing original compositions that I

used to record with an old stereo. In my girlwood I was a nerd and a rebel

with a gothic soul and I did my first rehearsal room experiences as singer and

keyboardist in a synphonic metal band that I had to left to follow my other

passion for the comics and videogames. Now after working as an

international cosplay model for 15 years, I decided to step into the music

industry as Pop Singer, Composer and Songwriter. Never say never, right?


RAG: What inspires you to write a song?


My life experiences. I’m my music.


RAG: This record has some great styles! Can you give us some of your

top musical influences?


Besides Madonna my biggest inspirations are Cristina Aguilera,

Jamiroquai and Lady Gaga. I would like to launch a new vision of

dance pop music with rock and funky influences, catchy melodies and

90’s vibes in the sound; a perfect combo for a sexy Italian lady with a

bubbly personality like me ahahaha


RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music? 


I like going to the gym. I train almost everyday because I like being in a good

shape and taking care of myself, especially to control the chronic pain and the

stress. I think is important for the mind and the spirit too. But in a way I’m still

working on music, because I can feel the rithyms and when I train my abs I

train my diaphragm so good for the voice. Then I’m a nerd girl and I love

playing videogames!!! Also, I use my cosplay skills to make my own

costumes for my music videos and photoshoots.


RAG: Who's in your headphones right now?


Myself and Lady Gaga lol


RAG: Are you doing any live performances right now?


Not yet, but I hope to set up some events or concerts really soon. I want to

prepare a great show, but now I’m focusing more on my new music

production and promotion of the album at tv shows and radio with different

interviews and stuff like that. I will play some acoustic performance on air for

sure.


RAG: This album feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd

give to other up and coming artists out there?


It doesn’t matter how long is the trip, the important thing is to make it. Never

give up! Keep going loving what you do and always be faithful to yourself and

grateful to others. Even if the sky seems to fall down you will always count on

your blessings to follow your path.


RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?


New songs and new music video are coming soon! I’m already working on my

second album, but I don’t want to spoiler too much.


RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?


Thank you for listening and supporting independent music artists like me. All

my songs are a part of me and I will always be grateful for all the love. I can

say I make music to feel alive. It’s like a cure for the soul and I hope the

same for my fans and all the people who’s listening.

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