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After enchanting us last year with her previous offerings, “Second Nature” and “Young Diana,” New York-based electro-pop artist Stalking Gia returns with her latest single, “Siren.” Gia labels “Siren” as “mermaid-pop,” and the song’s shimmering synth tones and hypnotic vocals provide an excellent definition of the sound. The track finds Gia calling out like a creature from the deep, as she shared on the song’s origins,
“I could have been a Siren a past life. This is what I realized when writing this song by the sea in East Hampton. I’ve always been fascinated by the mythology of Sirens–devious creatures that resemble mermaids, but use their voice to enchant sailors and incite them to wreck. Alone in the Hamptons, I felt the need to embody a Siren. I would watch the sea, glaring into the water, mustering up my siren scream. The scene in Romeo and Juliet, where they lock eyes through the fish tank visually inspired this song. We watched this on loupe as we wrote. The first verse is an inquiry on attraction. What is unspoken when you lock eyes and are hypnotized by that moment?”
The ethereal mermaid-inspired single is currently trending on Hype Machine’s “Most Popular Tracks on Twitter,” and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.
“Siren” follows the success of “Second Nature,” which has surpassed 5 million streams on Spotify. Fun fact: Ones To Watch touring artist Blackbear sampled Stalking Gia’s “Second Nature” in “wish u the best” from his recently-released digital druglord album.
Swim around in Stalking Gia’s vibes with “Siren” below!