Mustard had the pleasure of speaking with Australia’s Gia Darcy. Together we discussed their favorite angel number, confidence pop, their songwriting process, their newest single “Less I Know”, and so much more!
1. Mustard is grateful to have you join them at Music Shelf. How are you doing today?
Thank you so much for having me! I’m doing very well today. I’m in a good space. It’s coming up to Christmas which is always a happy time for me.
2. You currently have 333 monthly listeners on Spotify. What is your favorite set of Angel numbers?
Wow! I just checked and we’re now up to 2,439. We’re growing!! In terms of angel numbers I actually don’t know too much about them. Maye my fav would be 111 as that’s my favourite number. I was born on the 1st of the last (December).
3. What was your relationship with music growing up?
I have always had quite a reaction to music. My parents first noticed it when I was a tiny little thing. I wouldn’t be able to stop dancing and I would demand everyone around me to dance to music as well.
4. Who or what influences you?
My family and friends are my main influences and then music! My favourite artist is Julia Michaels, I am very inspired by her. I think she is incredibly smart, from her lyrics to melodies to general song writing!
5. Is there a song or album that had a significant impact on you? Could you share more?
One of my favourite songs of Julia’s is “That’s the kind of woman”. I think it is gorgeous. We all can struggle with confidence and sometimes we are desperate to have qualities that are opposite to our own. Julia paints this beautiful picture of the PERFECT person; of everything she could dream to be, but at the end of the day we really just need to come to terms with who we are and embrace everything we have to offer.
6. You create confident pop. How would you define it?
I feel as though there is a bit of a stigma around pop. People think it’s too basic or it’s not smart but I completely disagree. Creating a 3 minute song that encapsulates a feeling or paints a clear picture is sooo smart! I think simplicity.
7. Are you currently watching the World Cup? What are your thoughts on the matches so far?
I’m sorry I don’t really know anything about soccer or football. I’ve never watched it. I do watch AFL though. That’s really my only sporting interest. I went to the AFL Grand Final this year! My team didn’t play as well as I’d hope though haha.
8. A human is visiting Australia. Where do you recommend they visit?
I think Australia is soo beautiful so there are heaps of gorgeous things to see! First, they should come visit me in Sydney, we’ll jump on a ferry into Circular key so they can see The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge by boat, then we’ll head over to Bondi Beach for a swim, (yes its touristy but its worth the trip) and for dinner we’d go to Totti’s because it’s the BEST Italian and has the most incredible bread and burrata. Then they should immerse themselves in our indigenous culture in the Norther Territory, visit Uluru, swim with the whale sharks in WA and then go snorkelling in the great barrier reef in QLD!
9. What is your songwriting process?
My process can change but most likely I start with a song concept first, or a hook or an experience I’ve been through that I can base the whole song around. From there I with jam on my guitar to find some chords that feel right then sing some melodies and write some lyrics.
10. In 2020 you released your first single “Tango” where you hope to find out how another human was feeling about you. Was this song inspired by actual events? Do you have a favorite dance?
It definitely was. I think most people have had a moment in their life where they really like someone but weren’t sure where the other person stands. It’s a little dance in which you don’t know if you should make a move because you’re waiting for the other person too.
In terms of dance, I used to do all types of dancing when I was younger, I used to love Jazz and Contemporary and Ballet.
11. How has social media helped you as an artist? What advice would you give to artists looking to use social media?
I think social media can be an important tool to gain an audience. I have worked extremely hard to try and build a community around my music online! In saying that it can also be very frustrating at times too.
12. Earlier this year you released “Falling Behind” in which you express that you can’t get love out of your mind. What does love mean to you? What is your love language?
The song is about feeling like everyone around you is falling in love and you still haven’t found the right person. It’s kind of like an unlucky in love kind of song.
13. You’ve expressed your displeasure with Bananas. What is your favorite fruit?
Omg yes! You’ve done your research haha. I hate banana’s but I absolutely love pineapple and raspberries.
14. Last week you released “Less I Know” in which you claimed “the older I get the less I know.” Could you share more about this? Is this a common feeling about humans? What was the inspiration behind this single?
This song was personally nerve-wracking but liberating at the same time,
talking about my ups and downs in dealing with my anxiety. I am sharing all of me here. I just hope listeners can connect with it. In the song I speak about longing to go back in time to when life was simpler and I was a child.
15. You were photographed with a plethora of plushed and stuffed animals for “Less I Know.” Do you have a favorite from the bunch?
Haha I love the care bear! It really takes me back to my childhood.
16. What’s next for Gia Darcy?
I haven’t realty told anyone yet but I do have another single out early next year!! This ones going to be SUPER fun!
17. Where can readers listen to your music?
Anywhere they go for music!! Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Soundcloud, ect.
Just Gia Darcy- Less I Know