Gil Scott-Heron fans have a new music project to cherish. The daughter of the lyrical titan released a 6-track EP and promotional tour on April 8.
Online PR News – 01-March-2016 – Los Angeles, CA – With over 14 years’ worth of self-published literary works and performances to date, accomplished writer and poet Gia Scott-Heron has easily proven her words to be as powerful as her father’s. On April 8, 2016, the daughter of legendary artist Gil Scott-Heron, will release a special 6-song EP entitled “The Difference” with a live show in Baltimore, MD. “The Difference” is now available online at CD Baby.com and will be sold at music venues during following performances.
The second generation Scott-Heron laid her powerful words live during her listening party in L.A. on April 1. Her performance was met with a shower of praise, applause and album purchases, making it a special occasion on the day that marked her late father’s 67th birthday.
Miss Gia, as she is affectionately called by friends and fans, is far more than meets the eye. She demonstrates this beautifully in her first track entitled "I Am".
"At the end of the day I want people to get a sense of my style as an artist after listening to the very first track,” said Scott-Heron. “And each track clearly demonstrates how I am both similar and distinctly different from my Dad and other spoken word artists as well.”
The album reveals her penchant for iconoclasm, aiming searing commentary at political figures as well as the auto and labor industries. The album covers a vast array of topics over various genres of music.
"We have a reggae track on the album, a jazzy cut on there, one that's set to the blues, and another that's hip-hop based, said Scott-Heron. “I wanted there to be something for everyone on the album, and to explore matching my lyrics and verses with different genres of music."
Most recently, Gia released a blazing political poem targeting the current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entitled “Dear Donald Dump”. It was released on Valentine's Day and gained thousands of views on Facebook within 24 hours. The poem can be viewed on her website www.GiaScott-Heron.com along with a 3-minute sampler of "The Difference".
About Gia Scott-Heron:
Since the age of 10, Miss Gia Louise Mitsuko Scott-Heron, also known as “Miss Gia” among friends and fans, has been writing songs and poetry. She began pursuing poetry full-time after graduating with Honors from Pitzer College in 2002. Her major, not surprisingly, was English World Literature and Creative Writing. In addition to sharing the stage with her Father she has also performed with Saul Williams, Brian Jackson, Kim Fields, Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets, Planet Asia, Dwight Tribe, and Ursula Rucker among many others. She has performed at the most popular poetry venues throughout her hometown of Los Angeles including ‘Da Poetry Lounge, SpokenFunk, Spreadin’ Love N Spoken Word, The World Stage and The Regent to name a few. In 2005, she was invited to host A Night of Spoken Word and Jazz for 102.3 FM KJLH. Miss Gia is an accomplished writer and author who has published three books of poetry: “Introducing Me“, “Scott Free“, and “Contagiaous.” She also produced a compilation album entitled “Souletree“, featuring 12 of her favorite poems accompanied with music. Learn more at www.GiaScott-Heron.com