Recently I came across an article written by Gia. Well, it’s not an article theoritically, it’s a piece of complaining, or a manifesto of “I am still rocking”. whatever it is, I got the impression that this fomer voalist of Hang on the Box strives to be visible. She wants attention, so she tries hard to be aggressive.
Yes, sometimes you must try very hard to stay alive.
Some succeed, some fail. As for Gia, she is still a rocker, she has guts. She succeeded in staying alive, but her music fails, “The Brilliant Gia” turns her in.
I do not know what makes her do a jazz and bossa nova? ablum. Showcasing maturity? Well, being a rocker, especially a high-profile one, you do not have to be mature this way. What happens in music, stays in music. Johnny Rotten, a.k.a.John Lydon, is still a “jackass” after 35 years; Liam Gallagher still acts like a “nob head” afer 20 years. All they do is to be theirselves, so they still rock.
Gia gives up with Punk, She turns to Indie Rock. This transition is never fruitful, as all of her merits truns into demerits in this procedure. Being a punker you do not have to care much about the singing, just shouting it out; but being a indie rocker, which is much about singing, you have to hone your vocals. Especially when you are singing in English. In “The Brilliant Gia”, singing is awful, sometimes it makes you want to run away or just stop the music IMMEDIATELY. Whew, English singing can be this disastrous!
“The Brilliant Gia” has a good start, the track titled “Leaving in the Cafe” is a enjoyable one, RELATIVELY. It has delightful tunes and memorable hooks which make punk-Gia an admirable indie girl. I really love it at begining, but soon I detect something unusual. It’s too long, it lasts SEVEN MUNITUES AND TWELVE SECONDS! Do you intend to make this a epic song? It’s not Glamrous Heavy Metal, it’s concise indie rock. It should stop at 5:00.
Thereafter the ablum sinks into a torturing journey. I waited for 4 songs to meet another nice track, “Bubbles”. It must be the most outstanding track in the album. It is well produced and organized, the instrumental section in the later part is really fascinating.
Singing less, sounds better,just listen “Bei Jing English”.
So if Gia released singles instead of ablum the outcome will be better, one single for “Leaving in the Cafe”, the other one for “Bubbles”.
You may still rock, but your music sucks.
Words by Chasezhttp://www.5kaomusic.com/