In an interview with Flaunt Magazine, New York native Stalking Gia said, “I’m a creator, I live to create art and turn my life and my stories into music. Every day is a different day.” Inspired by iconic figures such as David Bowie and Audrey Hepburn, it’s not shocking that creation and eccentrics are at the forefront of the singer’s career.
Stalking Gia is known for creating ballads, mostly inspired by real-life occurrences. A nerd at heart, the singer’s stage name derives from her love for video games, being the username of her World of Warcraft account. It serves as a unique reference to social media and its many inconsistencies, something the singer also discusses within her music.
The singer grew in popularity with their viral 2016 single, “Second Nature,” which alternative artist blackbear later sampled in his song, “wish u the best.” Through the help of blackbear, Stalking Gia collaborated with him on “miracles,” gaining over 20 million streams since its release in 2018.
After the success of “miracles” came an EP, debuting later that year called “PTSD.” With only five tracks, the compilation saw the singer open up about her personal life, hinting at cinematic-like romances and thoughts of longing and desire for someone.
From there on, Stalking Gia continued to write her own music, co-produce, as well as play piano and guitar within the new material she was working on, taking two years to tone her skills even more in order to release the single “The Kindest Thing.”
Unlike the light-hearted, flirtatious nature of “PTSD,” this new single was a step in the opposite direction, with the singer detailing a relationship that ended in pain and trauma. Reminiscing on the good and bad of it, Stalking Gia became an even more vulnerable and relatable musician to fans, proving that not everything a rising singer-songwriter writes about is sunshine and rainbows.
To the singer, self-love is an important theme within her newer music, which is evident in tracks now such as “Worship” and “Astronaut.” Dropping both songs last year, the first track is Stalking Gia struggling to realize her own self-worth, but with the help of a supportive and kind partner, she will eventually get to a place of understanding with herself.
Meanwhile, “Astronaut” saw a return to the theme of lost love, with the singer wishing that the person she once loved could see that they never wanted things to end. Following the release of this song came two more singles, “Blue” and “saddest happy girl.”
“Blue” definitely stuck again to the theme of losing a lover, but “saddest happy girl” saw a shift in perspective, tying in again Stalking Gia’s former opinions of herself. The latter track explored the difficulties and pressures of finding life’s purpose, an existential tone that the singer is good at encapsulating for listeners.
With 2022 growing to a close, Stalking Gia still has managed to release even more music, including a song all in Spanish called “Ya Llegue,” which was performed alongside French Horn Rebellion and Cimafunk.
The singer also recently dropped a new single called “obviously…” where she calls out a person who’s playing with her emotions, self-worth and trust; it is a song full of regret with a hint of revenge.
With no upcoming tour, Stalking Gia is now continuously promoting herself via social media, especially through the use of TikTok. Posting covers and original music, the singer has gained the attention of over 38,000 followers, who are all in awe.
Stalking Gia is a musician on the rise, an independent artist not afraid to slowly work her way to the top. It’d be a shock if the singer wasn’t in the Top 40 charts a year or two from now, as her tenuous work ethic and wisdom have become a major reason she’s receiving a mass following.