Gío - Mirrors & Smoke
Release date: 10th September 2021
Label: Fun In The Church
Catalogue Number: FUN19
12” black LP incl. poster, fragrant printed inner sleeve, inside out paper (cover) and partial UV Gloss.
"Mirrors & Smoke" is the first single by GÍO from the album of the same name, which will be released in September.
The Artist behind GÍO is the Cologne musician Johannes Stankowski. Stylistically you can classify GÍO between Yacht-Rock and Italopop. Some people prefer to call it yacht-pop, because the rock influences of bands like the Eagles or the Doobie Brothers can also be found in GÍO.
The Doobie Brothers have long since faded from GÍO's music. GÍO prefers to make music in the spheres in which even a pop star like Harry Styles moves. Pop with the really big gestures. Soft rock and blue-eyed soul with a slight disco and funk touch.
A world in which indie was mainly found in the 5-euro grab boxes of record stores, GÍO finds himself detached from contemporary trends to escape back into a world where the promises of pop were always lager than life. Not a place of dystopia, but a place to fly away. Highly hedonistic and escapistic. Mirrors & Smoke is exactly such a song. A declaration of love to pop. You can choose to listen to Fleetwood Mac or Lucio Battisti afterwards.
A1. Mirrors & Smoke
A2. Senza Vederi
A3. Why Am I Weary
A4. Such A Beauty
A5. Da Solo in Città
B1. Good Life
B2. Amarsi un Po’
B3. Tutto Invano
B4. Wondrous Love