by The Alchemist
Every voice carries and relays a story.
Gianna Isabella learned this as a child in New Jersey. Upon discovering her impressive vocal range as a kid, Gianna developed a keen intuition, powerful presence, natural empathy, and songwriting eloquence. Ascending to the Top 10 of American Idol Season 15 and captivating an audience of millions around the world, the New Jersey-born singer and songwriter prepared herself to tell an unforgettable tale in 2020.
Surrounded by music since childhood, her late grandfather Harvey Kaplan co-founded sixties pop sensation Spiral Starecase, renowned for the hit “More Today Than Yesterday.” Meanwhile, her mother—a.k.a. Brenda K. Starr—rose to the forefront of the eighties freestyle movement with smashes such as “I Still Believe” and “What You See Is What You Get.” Mom even brought a young Gianna on stage to sing during dozens of shows.
Her newest release is titled, “Feel The Same,” and it is one of our favorite tracks we’ve heard recently. It begins with some very rhythmic guitar chords leading into some smooth vocals. The chorus has an upbeat vibe that combines a sharp bass with an incredible amount of energy and passion. We found ourselves singing this track hours after listening to it around the house. Check out the video below.
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Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.