Getting To Know GIUDI

With her previous releases receiving notoriety and airplay across the whole world, Czech/Italian singer and songwriter Giudi is back once again to dazzle us with her bold and impressive new single NoBody.

With its atmospheric and haunting aesthetic, coupled with her own sweeping and soaring vocals, NoBody sets itself as a true standout of her work to date. Combining dark-pop sensibilities with a trip-hop inspiration, this newest offering is a truly warm and memorable listen from start to finish.

So with her new release doing the rounds right now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has inspired her over the years.

What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

It was definitely my father’s guitar. He use to organize “camping in a Czech style” where we used to sit next to the fire place near the woods and sing camping songs and country music.

What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?

This is always the hard question for me. I would say inspiration is everyone and everything that I could ever touch, smell, see, listen in my life and gave me some emotional experience. This experience stays somewhere deep inside of me and undoubtedly affects in some way my creativity.

What kind of music did you love as a teenager?

Pop-rock, punk-rock and emo

Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?

I was a little kid, my parents had a video cassette of the Kelly Family (a strange US family pop/ folk band who though unknown in their country were huge across Europe in the 90s) and there was a song with Angelo and Paddy Kelly –  I got so excited watching the music video of this song that showed the atmosphere of a packed stadium. I remember imagining that I’m on the stage instead of them and that always made me so happy, I kind of knew that one day I’d be standing on that stage. I need to mention as well the song “What’s Up”- 4 non blondes that’s one of my favourite songs ever and also “Don’t Speak”, because Gwen Stefani was one of my favourites.

When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?

My morning playlist includes Morcheeba, Bon Iver, James Morrison, Xavier Rudd, Billie Eilish, Aurora, Børns and many others

How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?

I think it’s 3 of them but none of them have been released.

What has been the most memorable moment in your career so far?

There were few beautiful moments I’ll always remember. One of them was being in the final of X-factor, that was a huge experience and definitely very emotional and intense period in my music career, another one was when I got an award as the New Artist of the Year in 2018. I appreciated this award so much because it was a people’s vote and it was thanks to my own music.

Outside of music, what is your biggest passion?

I love architecture and home design, I enjoy to travel, I love nature, I enjoy cooking and even more food tasting!

If you weren’t a musician, what other path do you think you might have taken?

I would be psychologist or director (which I tend to be anyway with my music project).

And what advice would you give to other musicians looking to stay productive through the coronavirus lockdown?

It’s a very delicate and unusual period for everybody so my advice would be not only to musicians, but to everyone who reads this. Just do whatever you feel that makes you feel good. If it’s laying on your sofa and watching Netflix, staying all day long in a bath or just going for a long walk. Do it. Just relax, calm your mind and enjoy this moment for your spiritual growth. You don’t need to be productive. You can permit yourself just “to be” and to “stop” for a while.

By FM