- 11 Mar 21
'Lion's Den' is the talent's first release following a creative hiatus, returning to the Irish music scene exactly one year since the industry shut down.
Experienced songstress Galia Arad has released the heartbreakingly beautiful new single ‘Lion’s Den’, recorded, mixed, and mastered in Camden Recording Studios in Dublin.
Having played the 3Arena, Dublin's Convention Centre, Glastonbury, the Royal Albert Hall and Kew Gardens to support veteran musician Jools Holland - whom she shares a manager with - Galia has much to brag about.
Galia's classical musician parents and classical voice training steered her directly into the arms of rock 'n' roll, but her genre-blending melodies have pop music's energy to them. Raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Galia later moved to Dublin in 2012 to further pursue her songwriting and recording after releasing two full-length albums, 2010's Ooh La Baby and 2015's This Is Lost. Her 2018 track 'Find Me' was another Hot Press Track of the Day.
Her award-winning song-writing has led to her music being featured in Netflix’s Felicity, Marvel's Cloak & Dagger and movies such as Marcia Gay Harden's After Words and has garnered nearly half a million streams online - with no publicity or PR team around her, until now.
With expressive lyrics, smooth vocals and a uniquely unpredictable sound, Galia Arad's poignant power as a rising musician is undeniable. It's surprising how long she's flown under the radar for, but her forthcoming releases are set to allow Arad to fully emerge into Ireland's mainstream music scene.
"'Lion’s Den' was written over the span of a four year relationship - most of it written in the beginning stages," Galia said in a press release.
"It concluded and was finished being recorded in the midst of a heart shattering break-up, which is ridiculous considering the song’s recurring theme is: 'This is Worth A Broken Heart'. During the recording of the vocals at Camden Studios, Cian Boylan and Conor Brady who were producing it, had to wait in the control room for Galia to stop crying in order to finish the vocal. It was uncomfortable for everyone. The final take that was used was made up mostly of a one-take scratch vocal."
Listen to 'Lion's Den' below: