Getting To Know... Gali Givon

After spending the last few years building and developing her sound, Israeli newcomer Gali Givon is now ready to introduce herself to the world with her powerful debut single 'Show Me Love'.

Blending conventional pop aesthetics with a raw and pulsing alt-rock attitude, 'Show Me Love' makes for a brilliantly distinctive introduction to her sound. With nods to the 90s grunge and industrial era as well, there is something about her that really feels fresh and different in today's scene.

So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her background and what has inspired her most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The first instrument I fell in love with was a guitar, specifically- my first guitar, which was the simplest classical guitar I got when I was about 10 years old.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I stayed pretty persistent about the musical genres I’ve been listening to. I feel like it is not at all different from what you’d find me listening to to this day. I was always on the spectrum of rock and metal. It varied from bands such as Queen and Guns N’ Roses, through Alice In Chains, Audioslave, and up to Pantera and Lamb of God.

What was the first album you remember owning?

The first album I remember owning is a CD of David Bowie’s all-time classic “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Oh god there are too many. I get so jealous of great songs. Gun to my head, I’d have to say “Love, Hate, Love” by Alice In Chains.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I wouldn’t say I have any habits or rituals when it comes to writing new music. it's a different experience every time and i let it be. The only constant is the muse comes from the darker thoughts and feelings I have.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

The artists I mostly listen to lately are Limp Bizkit, Tool, Blur, Haken, Mad Season and Queens of the Stone Age.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

I dream of opening up for Limp Bizkit. Wes Borland is such an influential character in my life.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

The most rewarding part about being a musician is the outlet for expressing whatever it is I’m going through. It never depends on any specific setting or time, and is always around when I feel like I need it.

And what is the most frustrating part?

The most frustrating part about being a musician is the constant self-doubt floating above my head - even when it's 100% necessary.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

The best piece of advice I’ve received as a musician is to not feel the need or pressure to go into detail in explaining why I wrote something. Not to defeat the listener’s interpretation.


Gali Givon's new single 'Show Me Love' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.