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Ones to watch in 2020: Giulia
The Italian enigma Giulia gave us a first taste of her material in 2019 with the release of her sultry alt-pop single, the beguiling ‘Trippin’. But what’s to come in 2020?
 
 

The Italian enigma Giulia gave us a first taste of her material in 2019 with the release of her sultry alt-pop single, the beguiling ‘Trippin’. But what’s to come in 2020?

 

‘Trippin’ begins with a fizzling bass drop. Lazy drum beats kick in, and on our screens we see Giulia’s spaceship rise into our field of vision. The song continues to build towards its climactic chorus, and the stakes are raised higher and higher in the video as we see our intrepid heroine, Giulia, weave through stars and planets in a race for her life. 

 

When the chorus kicks in, it’s euphoric. It’s enchanting, hypnotic, captivating and, yes, pretty trippy as well. Giulia’s vocal range exquisitely and effortlessly tackles a tricky falsetto passage and the song is completely infectious. 

 

But that’s not all.

 

This is billed as the first in a triptych of videos, a trilogy of single releases which have been dangled tantalisingly in front of us in the shape of this first offering of pop perfection. The wait is almost too much to bear - will the other two releases be anywhere near as catchy, seductive and subtly creepy as this song?

 

Only time will tell.

 

Watch the mysterious video for 'Trippin' below!

Written by Penelope Parker

Penelope Parker - Freelance journalist and writer.

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