Gigaknot first appeared on The Static Dive in early January, upon the release of his single “Broken.” The American producer, who goes by the name of Markus Andrew in everyday life, launched his musical career in 2020 with a series of instrumental downtempo electronic singles and an EP. “Broken” was his first collaboration with a vocalist. Gianna Juliet sang the song and delivered a soulful recounting of the difficult early days after the end of a romance.
The duo of Gigaknot and Gianna are back again with a brand new single titled “Heartbeat,” released to all major streaming services on January 23, 2021. Whereas their last single found us at the end of a love affair, on “Heartbeat” we have come out the other end of that struggle and into a new relationship. The song opens with the beating heart of a kick drum. Soon a simple guitar/piano chord progression enters the mix. The beat expands slightly to incorporate minimalist hi-hats and percussion. It’s a really creative lo-fi groove and a perfect match to Gianna Juliet’s haunting vocals. She sings of the confusion, uncertainty and excitement of new love. She is anxious, but hopeful.
Check out “Heartbeat,” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Before launching his music career, Gigaknow had already established himself as an online content creator and Twitch gaming streamer. Follow the links below to connect with the artist and keep up to date on all of his many and varied creative projects.