Chatting with Pop Goddess Gia Woods about New Music, Inspiration, and Coming out Through a Music Vid

>> Gia Woods is a brave queer artist who uses music to stay true to herself and reflect on the world around her. Check out our interview with her where we talked about coming out through a music video, hobbies, and her recent single "Jump the Fence".

How did you first become introduced to music?

I pretty much got introduced by my sister's electric guitar that she never played. I sorta stole it from her room and taught myself how to play from YouTube videos. Then from there, I joined my elementary school orchestra playing the violin, and then choir from middle school to high school!

You recently released the single “Jump the Fence” (Feb. 1) and the video. What was the inspiration behind the song and the video?

Yes! "Jump The Fence" is basically about drowning out the outside noise. It’s so easy to get distracted from what you really want when everyone has an opinion. So it’s about trusting your own opinion over everyone else’s. The video was all based around a plexiglass box which was a metaphor for seeing something you clearly want but there’s opinions or distractions stopping you from pursuing what you really want.

You have hinted at dropping a new single almost every month, but that you’re not sure if you will do an EP. What is your reasoning for this, and what can we expect over the next year?

I want to keep it open because I don’t know which songs would make it on the album or EP, and it’s hard to start picking them since I’m constantly writing! So for right now, I like focusing on the songs that I’ve always seen as singles and seeing where that’ll lead me!

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