BETTER - DEBUT SINGLE BY ‘POP QUEEN’ GALLIA - read about her songwriting session with sir paul mccartney
Sir Paul McCartney-approved ‘Better’, is the debut single from Liverpool based “pop queen” Gallia. After working on the track acoustically in a one-to-one songwriting session with the legendary Beatle, Gallia decided to make the track her debut single after getting a huge yes from Paul McCartney himself. The track won the title of ‘Best Contemporary Song’ the following day, selected by David Stark (SongLink International) at the recent Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts graduation ceremony, where she graduated from during the Summer of 2019.
‘Better’ is the perfect combination of light and dark, with a spotlight on self-love and empowerment. Gallia’s crystal clear diction tells the personal - but most importantly, relatable - story of betrayal by a person that you placed top on your list of priorities.
“Baby I loved you like I’ve never loved anyone, but baby you treated me like I was just anyone” - the cleverly phrased opening line of the single shows the different outlook from two sides of the relationship. After losing self-worth and being convinced that she was in the wrong for so long, Gallia realised that she can paint her own sky blue, without needing the validation of anybody else.
‘Better’ is about not settling for any less than you deserve, and receiving no less than what you give out in a relationship - a great lesson for life, as well as relationships.
Gallia spent her school years being branded an outsider, and her music reflects that. After constantly trying to impress people and gain approval, Gallia realised that by creating music for herself, she’s targeting the people going through the same things that she experienced growing up. Song by song, she aims to help them feel a part of something, to help them learn that they’re worth much more than they currently realise.
‘Better’ represents more than just a positive outlook on a failed relationship. it represents confidence, empowerment, self love, knowing your rights, never settling for less than you deserve, and most of all, being yourself and never changing for the approval of others.
Gallia is on the side of the outsider and she’s already on the way inside: to your favourite playlist. A voracious reader from an early age, the power of narrative has made the melodious leap from the titans of literature to the 3 minute pop song: pop-culture’s atomic bomb.
After being selected for Bido Lito! Magazine’s Artist Development Programme, Gallia expanded her performance and songwriting artistry further. With an unforgettable live performance, Gallia’s pop with a message keeps you absorbed in the moment, and inspired through catchy lyrics performed by a powerful front woman - a dynamic performance that leaves you wanting to relive the experience.
With a songwriting session with Sir Paul McCartney checked off her bucket list, Gallia has gone on to perform with other musical legends, such as a recent performance at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club, performing ‘Better’ alongside ‘The Power of Love’ with Brian Nash (Frankie Goes To Hollywood).
Leading up to the release of her debut single, ‘Better’ on March 13th, 2020, Gallia aims to build a family rather than a fanbase, prioritising love and support above the negativities in life.