Giolì and Assia Release Beautifully Tragic New Single, “Eurydice,” and Accompanying Video
Italian multi-instrumentalists, singer/songwriters, DJs, and label owner duo Giolì and Assia have released a new single and video for “Eurydice,” an enchantingly ethereal and beautifully tragic single that focuses on the love story of mythological Greek characters Orpheus and Eurydice. The duo will be releasing their third studio album, Fire, Hell and Holy Water, on September 9th via Ultra Records. This song serves as a testament to their talents as both songwriters and storytellers and is a delicate addition to the duo’s collection of intricate originals.
Hailing from Palermo, Italy, Giolì and Assia have captured the hearts of fans around the world with their sublime and ethereal soundscapes. The duo creates genreless sounds that are entirely their own from start to finish, without any outside collaboration. Giolì, a masterful pianist who has been honing her craft since the age of 8, plays piano, cello, drums, guitar, and handpan, with Assia commanding lead vocals and guitar across the album. They are continuing to tour the world into the summer and fall, returning to North America in September with their biggest headline shows to date at LA’s The Novo and Brooklyn Steel. They’ll also be featured guest speakers at the inaugural Beatport ReConnect Summit on September 22nd in Brooklyn. They will be playing at Chicago’s ARC Music Festival, Las Vegas’s Life is Beautiful, San Francisco’s Portola, and more.
Fire, Hell and Holy Water is the duo’s biggest body of work to date, a 16-track labor of love. Named after a well-known local Sicilian saying, the record documents their turbulent and intense highs and lows as a couple, and the health problems and untimely losses of relatives during the pandemic. Referencing a plethora of major sonic influences, the pair cites London Grammar, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Labyrinth’s Euphoria score, U2, and Ludovico Einaudi as just a few of the many formative inspirations on their landmark forthcoming album.
“Eurydice” is undoubtedly the pillar that gives life to the whole concept of the album, where “hell” is the metaphor for depression. The escape from hell to the land of the living represents the journey and the fight against that depression.
The song is written as if it were Orpheus speaking, and apologizing for turning around and causing Eurydice’s death. Orpheus was willing to walk into the underworld; to burn his skin [in hill] and sing to the Gods, in the name of his love for Eurydice.
Musically, the song differs from the genre of other tracks on the album. Here, the sound is sweeter, more melodic and romantic, and intertwines perfectly with the sweetness of the lyrics.”
Giolì and Assia on “Eurydice”
Pairing Assia’s ethereal vocals with Giolì’s dynamic percussion, “Eurydice” is a captivating work from start to finish. The imaginative and apologetic lyrics carry with them a sense of delicate sorrow that floats above the tender piano keys. Even during a more explosive hook, the song manages to maintain its sense of fragility that so neatly captures the tragic love story. Emotion soaks through the increasingly complex soundscape that uses percussions and synths to build a complementary sonic experience to the songwriting. The single is accompanied by a music video that sees the duo performing the track on a beach illuminated by the moonlight. Their first video available in Sony immersive audio on YouTube, the music video is a refreshing addition to their catalog, which includes their boundary-pushing video series “#DiesisLive.”