Introducing Gian and his introspective new single, Open Your Eyes
He's currently traversing around America, but with plenty in the works.
A long haired yahoo from Noosa emerges from the depth of his home studio with a vocoder-infused love letter to his new wife. A song of simple kindnesses laid out in verses and choruses in an easily digestible way. Gian is a one man band, playing the guitar and piano, and producing and singing all off his own fruition. Though currently overseas, Gian is a must-watch on the radar of up and coming Australian artists.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi my name is Gian, I'm a songwriter from Noosa currently situated in America. I was brought up in a family band touring the Australian country side with my older brother, sisters, mum, dad and Border Collie, Domino. I learned everything I needed to learn there and that's what propels me forward today.
Production, I use a program called Reaper, mainly because it's free... But it seems to do everything I need it to. I'm in America away from my home studio so this song you're about to hear was just recorded on my laptop with normal sm58 microphones. I used a TC Helicon Voice Live Touch 2 to get the vocal effect.
Songwriting: I write every which way you can imagine. I write poems that turn into lyrics often. I wake up with melodies in my head. I hear killer lyrical lines in my head at times and sometimes I just do the good old 'that's a nice chord' and then build from there.
What do you do outside of music?
Outside of music, I just think of music and ideas all the time. I don't know how to not be thinking of new ways to do this or that. But I think visually a lot and so consequently I've found a love for photography and cinematography. I love making films and editing/colouring them.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
Rest of the year is, finish traveling/touring the US of A. Doing a drive from Chicago to California in the fall and vlogging/filming/making music at all the stops on the way in our friend's little Prius. Really looking forward to the experience and see what comes out musically from there.
Coming home: working like crazy to get my gorgeous wife into the country and then making the move to Melbourne. All before Christmas!
Where can we hear more of your music?