To stand out in the competitive music industry, artists must possess versatility, resilience, a message, and, of course, the it factor. Like guitar strings, each element must be in tune in order to sound appealing to the ear. This year, rising artist Giles stands as one of the artists that impressively masters each element. Within his new single “Alive”, listeners get a glimpse of his message, skills, and his uniqueness as an artist. Placing #88 on Digital Radio Tracker (DRT) on Global charts and. #28 on Independent, it’s safe to say that “Alive” is climbing charts to greatness.
With an appreciation of multiple genres and types of music, it was during his college years that he found his calling as an artist. Developing his vocabulary, bandwidth, and skill sets with time, it’s now 2022, and he’s coming full force. Previously known as Vthov, the stage name change was a rebirth for the artist. Online sources state that it signaled a change within himself, symbolizing growth. “Giles is my family name,” he tells an online source. “I’m proud of it, and I represent my ancestors, family, and values with it.”
In the space between hip-hop and rock that very few artists can execute correctly, “Alive” is performed in both song and rap. As he went through a period of doubt and struggle, the song was a personal one. Noticing the effects COVID had on society, as well as the events in Ukraine, he decided to release “Alive” in March with hopes of providing a message of endurance and revival, something he gained with time.
“We should recognize that we are all survivors,” Giles says.
This summer, Giles will release new music that he has up his sleeve, including “Grinders and Hustlers”, a “hood anthem” dedicated to those who kept society alive during its lowest times. This fall, we can expect “Oscar Worthy” as well.
Stay connected on all platforms and social media to follow Giles on his journey to his inevitable fame.