Speak about being grateful- We ought to be that we’ve got this EP on our laps at present, simply as Gina Naomi Baez is grateful she’s capable of convey it to us within the first place. Gina is an actress, a Singer, a songwriter, and -last however not least- a two-time most cancers survivor whose music will perpetually stand as a mark of resilience. The truth is, this EP was largely produced throughout her remedy, so it’s fairly actually a therapeutic musical balm.
Gina Naomí Baez is a singer, songwriter, actress and YouTuber. She’s landed roles throughout many productions corresponding to Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Orange is the New Black and most just lately CBS’s FBI. Her performing and Musical chops have come collectively throughout quite a few Off-Broadway and regional stage play roles together with Celia in Rattlesnake Kate, Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dulcinea del Toboso in Man of La Mancha, and Agnes in A Style of Issues to Come amongst a number of others.
This EP is after all a really private piece, and in its comparatively quick runtime, it simply manages to play together with your heartstrings because it takes you alongside a rocky journey that begins with childhood and ends in… effectively, it doesn’t finish! That’s the cool half, not but at the least, the EP is only a style of a lot extra to return at a starting of a brand new chapter, and thru the heartbreak and tough recollections you reside proper alongside Gina, you additionally find yourself getting that hopeful reminder of what actual life is like: We push by way of, we transfer on.
“I believe the most cancers analysis undoubtedly modified my life in some ways. It was a really laborious time for me, bodily and emotionally, and but I nonetheless attended faculty as a lot as I might,” she stated. “Performing (particularly singing) was the one factor that made me comfortable throughout such a darkish time. I additionally realized that you simply solely stay as soon as so it’s a must to stay life to the fullest, observe your goals and do what makes you content.”
Let’s put context away for a bit. How does the Music stack? Properly, music has all the time been an enormous a part of Gina’s life, a lot in order that it ties again to that context we’re attempting to place away momentarily as a result of it’s a type of issues that stored her going robust by way of the darkest components of remedy. That stated, her expertise in musical theater does appear to return by way of in her crisp pop sound, there’s a taste for the dramatic all through the EP however there’s additionally an simple optimism that I believe resonates with a number of the performs she’s been in.
“Ginita” is a reasonably simple and unapologetically pop EP however don’t confuse straightforwardness for an absence of depth, because the EP leans closely into each the sleek dulcet vocal efficiency and the robust emotional narrative prowess of its creator, so catchy as they might be, the songs really feel nearer to the delicate nature of Sufjan Steven’s indie-folk than the bubble gum pop of Taylor Swift. I discovered that an ideal instance of this may be “Piñata”, a music that may be very open to interpretation nevertheless it’s additionally crammed with fairly robust imagery that hit actually laborious for me, although Gina’s personal favourite music on the EP is “Skyline”, saying that “the music talks in regards to the ups and downs of life…It doesn’t matter what I’m going by way of, the “skyline shimmers.”
Closing ideas: For an EP, “Ginita” is available in heavy loaded with that means and gravitas, it’s an EP that clearly means rather a lot to her, and it manages to convey fairly a broad spectrum of advanced feelings that we’ll inevitably be capable of empathize if not outright relate to. Big props, can’t wait to see what the longer term maintain for this wonderful artist.
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