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Soundcheck: Singer & songwriter Gia McKay on her latest single, ‘Runaway’

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Soundcheck: Singer & songwriter Gia McKay on her latest single, ‘Runaway’ | News Article

OFM Nights' Renaldo Schwarp chats with Gia McKay about her latest track and her plans for 2022. Listen to the podcast below.

Gia Mckay is a new South African singer-songwriter based in Cape Town whose music captures elements of contemporary soul and acoustic pop. Her musical inspirations include artists such as YEBBA, Sasha Sloan, Freya Ridings, and Adele.

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Although music and dance have always been an integral part of Gia’s life, her music career only started in 2020 on a borrowed piano. Music and Medicine are Gia’s two passions; the young artist is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics. Never one to choose the easy option, Gia looks forward to seeing where this all leads.

Runaway is about being afraid of vulnerability. It is written from the point of view of being afraid to love and be loved. Being in those spaces of vulnerability with people, but too afraid to embrace it, because there are few fears greater than being judged for who you are. However, in this song, there is a message of acknowledgment that it takes courage to stay and be seen. The risk has reward. Be brave.

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