Gina Naomi Baez is an actress, singer/songwriter, YouTuber and influencer from New York City. With a flourishing acting career having landed roles in Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It, Orange is the New Black and numerous Off-Broadway and Regional theatrical productions, Baez has been a name on everyone’s radar. However, her love and passion for songwriting and music has always been the true driving force behind her creativity, with the artist using her platform to spread messages of positivity. Pushing boundaries and defying genres, Baez’s music beautifully blends pop, country and folk, creating a sound reminiscent of Sia meets Taylor Swift.
“My Time” is the ultimate power ballad, providing a beacon of light and declaring words of wisdom. Dubbing this song as a pep talk to herself, the single was written following a period of intense self-doubt and low confidence. Baez confides, “The music is inspired by my life experiences and facing bumps on this road we all call life. Being a childhood cancer survivor, I’ve always felt like I’m a fighter and warrior. Literally, Nothing can stop me.”
Embodying the strength of “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, one of her inspirations for the single, “My Time” is no short of powerful. Written and produced alongside Matthew Tryba (Taylor Swift, One Republic, Ariana Grande), the song enters with a delayed vocal distortion giving off 1989 Taylor Swift-esque energy. The dynamics take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotion, as the track builds with subtle, electro, raindrop synths and echoing vocals flooding the soundscape, Baez lets go, showing us her stunning, power-house vocals. The inspiring artist shares, “If you’re feeling down I think it’s a song that can bring back your confidence and help you find your inner strength.”
Baez has also seen great success with her YouTube channel which has built an impressive following. Her infamous “Lizzo’s Truth Hurts x Hocus Pocus” parody music video went viral after LIZZO herself reposted it, as well as Bette Midler. The channel features creative, unique original music videos, covers and parodies of popular songs and has garnered worldwide recognition from the likes of PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, Access Hollywood, The Huffington Post, MTV, Perez Hilton, FOX, E! ONLINE, Ryan Seacrest, Yahoo News!, Stylist and much more! Propelling in all areas of the industry, Baez is clearly a force to be reckoned with.