Gica, the 20-year-old singer born and raised in the community of Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, is celebrating yet another milestone in her meteoric career. After the resounding success of the project “Pagode da Gica”, which accumulates more than 20 million streams and a schedule full of monthly shows, she has just released the long-awaited music video for “Carência”, her second feat. and official clip. The song, which features the singer Vitinho, is already on the main radio stations in the country and maintains the artist’s unstoppable rise in the independent scene.
Since the launch of “Pagode da Gica” in September 2022, Gica has been winning the hearts of the public with her authenticity and talent. The project gained even more repercussions with the launch of the second part, entitled “Pagode da Gica – Da Rocinha para o Mundo”, whose videos went viral and reached millions of views. The recognition of his work reached a new level when one of the tracks was shared by the player Neymar Jr., boosting his popularity even further.
The new feat. with Vitinho is a significant milestone in Gica’s trajectory. The song titled “Carência” was composed by Vitinho himself and his partner Douglas Lacerda, and represents a divine gift in the singer’s life. The partnership with his idol was carried out with great care and harmony, resulting in a captivating and involving sound. Gica expresses her gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Vitinho and hopes the song resonates with the audience, just as it resonated with her.
Gica, who is also the entrepreneur of her own Social Media company “Alasca” and a successful Christian influencer, has won over audiences with her manifold talent and her determination to follow her passion for music. Even facing challenges, such as the loss of social media accounts with thousands of followers, she continued to influence people with her word and her lifestyle. Now, with the launch of “Carência” and the partnership with Vitinho, Gica shows that she is ready to conquer new horizons and consolidate herself as one of the great revelations of the female pagode.
How would you describe the experience of releasing your second feat. with the singer Vitinho and see his clip being well received by the public?
Vitinho is a great reference for me and having recorded a song with him was like fulfilling another dream. The crowd enjoying it is VERY rewarding because it shows that we are on the right track.
How did the opportunity to collaborate with Vitinho on the song “Carencia” come about? How was the process of creating and recording the song?
We sent an invitation to Vitinho as soon as we had the opportunity, because he was always a feat dream., you know? He accepted right away and even wrote the lyrics to the song. His partner and producer, Baika, agreed to produce and the day we got together in the studio to record was really cool.
You mentioned that you were always a fan of Vitinho. How was meeting him personally and how was it expressing your desire to record a song together?
I was shaking all over and I was super tense when I met him, but right away he was super helpful and made us very comfortable. I was very happy to see that he really embraced the project and did it with greater affection.
What is the message behind the song “Deficiency”? How do you believe this song can impact and connect with the public?
Ah, I identified with this song a lot because I’m a very jealous girl and I believe that, like me, many girls identify with it.
You mentioned that your father was a big influence on you in pagoda. What was it like growing up in Rocinha and how did that experience shape your passion for music?
Since I was very young, I went to samba circles and pagode shows because of my parents and, at home, I always played instruments with my father and sang with him. Growing up in Rocinha, I was always close to the pagoda and gave me several opportunities to study my dream. The Rocinha School of Music was a great supporter and, as it was a social project, it was what I could do at the time.
In addition to being a singer, you are also a multi-instrumentalist and composer. How do you balance all these skills in your music career?
I really like playing and composing and I’m always looking to learn more and more. I still have a dream of going to music college to add to my dream.
How has the journey of becoming an artist of the independent scene and reaching impressive numbers, like more than 20 million streams and an average of 35 shows a month?
It’s really cool to know that our work is being recognized and even cooler is to see that people identify with all of this. We know that we have some more difficulties, but I am sure that with our feet on the ground and humility we will get there.
You report that you were shy about singing and playing, but that you were encouraged to follow that path. What motivated you to overcome this shyness and follow your passion for music?
My parents always believed a lot in me, but you know how it is to be a father, right? I believe that my incentive to really follow the dream and believe that it could become a profession was Vitor, my partner and manager. He always believed in me and always makes a point of remembering how much we dreamed and dream about it.
You mentioned the importance of women in the pagoda and how they are gaining more visibility. How do you see the role of women in gender and what are your expectations for the future?
I grew up watching Maria Rita singing on stage and I even went to a Beth Carvalho concert. I believe that we always knew what we were capable of and we were always in the scene. As long as there is a dream, we will be here.
What are your plans and goals for the future of your music career? Are there any new projects in the pipeline or any dream collaborations you’d like to do?
I hope to be able to build a history at the pagoda and to be able to evolve professionally more and more. I really want to record with my idols like Thiaguinho or Alexandre Pires. I think we’re getting there little by little.
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