Geena Fontanella – Circles (Spotify)

“Geena Fontanella with her rare polytropic vocal style and the brilliant yet minimal sound design of "Circles" lift up the pop emotions in an endless rhythmic harmonic rainbow.”

Singer-songwriter Geena Fontanella has a knack for penning alt-pop hits and does it again with her new single "Circles," due out next week. The L.A. creative pens her intimate thoughts about not fitting into someone else's mold and pairs it with electrifying production.

The indie artist brings doesn't give a f**k about what other people think and brings that energy to the pop world with creative production, powerful vocals, introspective lyrics and hint of sass that leaves you begging for more.

The L.A-based singer-songwriter fell in love with music as a young kid. "I remember my mom bought me a stereo for my birthday and everyday for a year I would put in a cd and try to hit every note and run I could. Practicing over and over again. For me, it was the first thing I truly fell in love with," she explains. It wasn't until high-school that she realized her passion for writing.

"When I was a sophomore in high school, I watched a video of Katy Perry saying, 'How can you really perform a song and feel it, if you didn't write it?' I think what really struck me was that I realized, I could never be a great performer if I didn't become a great writer. I didn't want anything standing in my way of being great, so I started immediately."

Fontanella brings her refined style to "Circles," a hypnotic and rebellious dance-bop. The track flirts with electronic production and features crunchy guitars and a lilting melody. As the track blooms, a variety of vocal effects make for a unique bridge that grabs you immediately. Fontantella's artistry is abundantly clear as she shares her experience of not fitting into someone else's mold.

Reviewed by Nagamag on September 19, 2020