Gigi Vega is a Billboard artist, songwriter, and professional dancer. Her latest single “DownCrazy”, hit #1 on iTunes R&B Charts and #3 on the iTunes Top 100 Charts. The music video earned over four milion Youtube views so far. It is currently charting on Billboard and US Top 40 & Rhythmic radio.
2021 has been an exceptionally big year for Gigi Vega. She’s dropped a string of successful singles and remixes to kick off what is certain to be a rousing career in pop music, and in her new summer jam “Down Crazy,” she disputes the notion that a rookie can’t rule their scene without help from a collaborator. The stylistic theme of this track sways pretty liberally between hip-hop and progressive pop, but it never feels fragmented by the diversity of its influences. This is a scenario where duality creates a more cohesive sound than singularity can afford, and it’s keeping Vega in some top-tier company to put it mildly.
With her vocals, this player doesn’t just sound comfortable with the verses she’s belting out – she’s relaxed. Confidence is one thing, but she sounds like this is coming to her naturally, without any serious degree of rehearsal (although I’m sure there was a lot of practice ahead of hitting the studio here). She has the essence of a natural because she isn’t having to force these melodies together; they were destined to be united from the start. We can’t argue with the chemistry in “Down Crazy,” and it begins and ends with the singer of the song herself.
These harmonies are soft enough to be a little spacy, but the execution from Vega is too surgical to lend any stony elements to the melodic faceting here. Even where there’s a vaporwave-style hook in “Down Crazy,” she’s using it in such a way that drawing comparisons between her style and what some of the downright druggy players in contemporary pop have been doing is impossible. This is far more intellectual and artsy than what the mainstream is producing this summer.