Reggae music artiste Gia Yee is on a mission to promote her new love, which is her brand of soulful reggae music.
The female singer-songwriter, whose father hails from Jamaica, ultimately found her voice through writing and singing her own songs. “I love the whole reggae vibe – everything about it – it’s so spiritual”, explains Gia Yee, “Writing music is my therapy, and reggae music is my refuge.”
Born to a father who is Jamaican Chinese and a mother of African descent, the thought of becoming a reggae music artist didn't enter her mind until much later in her life. Gia’s belief that it's never too late to find your voice, speak your truth and follow your heart lead to her latest pursuit. Writing from a personal perspective and singing from her heart, she aims to connect globally. Hoping to reach the hearts of others, in a meaningful thought provoking and uplifting way.
The 2017 release of her self-titled EP- GIA YEE established her career as a solo artiste and by the start of 2018, Gia was back in the studios of Jamaica, recording and producing her first full-length album. “It was a huge milestone for me” Gia admits, “as I had so much that I wanted to say.” Scheduled as a 2018 end-of-summer release, Gia chose the title REGGAE PRESCRIPTION for her new LP, as she felt the title was representative of her transformational experience. Staying true to reggae and within her smooth signature reggae fusion artist style, the new album tracks incorporate Gia’s soul-filled messages of hope, awareness, familial and societal issues and dynamics, universal and personal truths, growth, and love.
Reflective of her journey, Gia describes her album REGGAE PRESCRIPTION as a cultural roots reggae fusion mix - with some ska beats and dancehall drum lines, and hints of classic funk and vinyl, R&B and electronic dance music. The LP song list includes consciousness-raising tracks “GASLIT”, “ERASED”, “BOTH FEET”, and “ANYTHING”; an upbeat funk infused cultural blending love song called “YO RASTA”, featuring the hidden DJ chanting talents of her producer Mr. Kirk Gayle (aka Neil Keys); two renditions of her self-reflective song “NOTE TO SELF”, presented with horns and a European ska flare; a dancehall and EDM influenced dance tune entitled “MY AVATAR”, whose lyrics cleverly takes its listeners on a ‘dance in the moonlight’; “ISLAND NIGHTS” which embodies the island sounds to the fullest; and the beautiful ballad of “RASTA JACK”, which takes one on a timeless trip connecting past and present - through a song that Gia explains is her personal interpretation of what true love looks like in its most simplistic form.
Excited about her music, her first full-length album, and career as a new female reggae artist, Gia Yee expresses her heartfelt gratitude to the many renowned Jamaican musicians and vocalists/harmonists, who provided their talents for her production, giving a special thanks and mention to her co producers Mr. Kirk Gayle, Mr. Wayne Holness, and Mr. Barry O'Hare, whose efforts and expertise helped to facilitate the LP production and bring her latest music project to life.
You can find and follow Gia Yee and her music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeart radio, iTunes, cdbaby, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and webpage One Heart Entertainment.