GIO is the professional name of emerging independent singer, songwriter, dancer and actor, Giovanna Martinez. She made her professional recording debut in 2022 with the single “Familiar Faces”. That track introduced a multi-talented 17 year-old from Los Angeles, California. During the repeated lockdowns and quarantines of the COVID pandemic, she used the unexpected downtime to develop her songwriting skills.
At her young age, the Los Angeles native is already a veteran of stage and studio. She began performing in ballet and musical theater productions when she was just three years-old. Her recent recorded work is but the latest entry in an impressive resume that includes lead roles in Oklahoma, A Chorus Line, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wednesday Addams The Musical, and many more.
“Love Disease” is the latest single from GIO, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 13, 2023. The track is a preview of the singer’s debut EP, set for a March 17 release. A melancholy minor-key piano opens the song. Giovanna steps to the mic for an impassioned and heartfelt relationship post mortem. In a soulful and vulnerable performance she questions the motives of a deceptively sweet and ultimately toxic ex.
Check out “Love Disease” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with GIO. Get on her socials and get ready for her debut EP, dropping 3/17/23.