Electronic crossover production duo Giolì & Assia have announced the release of their third and long-awaited studio album, ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water’ on Ultra Records.
Hailing from Palermo, Italy, Giolì & Assia are instrumentalists, singer/songwriters, DJs and label owners, who create genreless sonics that are entirely their own. Following the release of recent singles ‘Fire Hell and Holy Water‘ and ‘Silence‘, the pair shared a new single, ‘I’ll Be Fine’. The third single serves as a taste of what’s to come from the LP – sublime and emotive soundscapes that have captured the hearts of their legions of fans worldwide. Giolì & Assia will continue touring around 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. The duo also have festival slots at Czech festival Colours of Ostrava, Montreal’s Osheaga, Austria’s FM4 Frequency Festival, Chicago’s ARC Music Festival, Las Vegas’s Life is Beautiful, San Francisco’s Portola, and more.
The Duo Share New Track ‘I’ll Be Fine’ With Live Performance Video
Out today on Ultra Records, “I’ll Be Fine” opens with Giolì’s captivating piano chords and blends ethereal soundscapes with Assia’s smooth and luxuriating vocals. Speaking about the track the duo said, “We wrote “I’ll Be Fine” as a mantra during lockdown, almost like a call to arms for survival when so much was going wrong around us. We started playing it on our tour last year, and already our fans sing it back to us. Whenever we play this track live it seems to connect so strongly with our fans”. Giolì, a masterful pianist who has been honing her craft since the age of 8, plays the piano cello, drums, guitar, and handpan, with Assia commanding lead vocals and guitar.
Alongside the single release today, Giolì & Assia have unveiled the live performance video of “I’ll be fine” taken from their boundary-pushing video series #DiesisLive. The videos have been a cornerstone of development and creative expression for Giolì & Assia as artists, carving out their own aesthetic niche and garnering the band millions of views for each production from across the globe. Started in April 2019, the high-octane productions invite viewers to watch intimate Giolì & Assia live performances filmed in remote and jaw dropping locations. These have included a volcano in the Aeolian Islands, the Andromeda Theater in the Province of Agrigento, Isola Delle Femmine in the duo’s hometown of Palermo and the breathtaking Fjallsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland, and most recently the Krysviksberg Cliffs in Iceland.
Set for release on September 9th on Ultra Records, ‘Fire, Hell and Holy Water’ is the band’s biggest body of work to date, a 16-track labor of love. Named after a well known local Sicilian saying, the record documents the girls’ 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 cite London Grammar, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Labyrinth’s Euphoria score, U2 and Ludovico Eunaudi as just a few of the many formative inspirations on their landmark forthcoming album.
‘Fire, Hell And Holy Water’ Tracklist
Meaning Of Life
Fire Hell and Holy Water
Shooting In My Chest
Playing Chess (Prelude)
I’ll Be Fine
Bittersweet Love (Hey Oh)
Even If The Time Will Pass By (I)
Even If The Time Will Pass By (II)
Giolì & Assia Upcoming Tour Dates
7/13 – Çeşme/Izmir, TR – Sommer Klein
7/14 – Ostrava, CZ – Colours of Ostrava Festival
7/17 – Cluj, RO – Electric Castle Festival
7/20 – Ibiza, ES – Cova Santa
7/22 – Rochefort, FR – Stereoparc Festival
7/31 – Montreal, CAN – Osheaga Festival
8/11 – Copenhagen, DK – O / Day Fest
8/13 – Chorzów, PL – FEST Festival
8/20 – St. Poelten, AT – FM4 Frequency Festival
8/24 – Ibiza, ES – Cova Santa
8/26 – Budapest, HU – Buda Castle
8/27 – Mykonos, GR – Cavo Paradiso
9/3 – Austin, TX – iLLfest
9/4 – Chicago, IL – ARC Music Festival
9/9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
9/11 – Sedalia, CO – High Ground Music & Arts Festival
9/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
9/18 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful
9/24 – San Francisco, CA – Portola
10/10 – Tel Aviv, IL – DGTL Tel Aviv
12/10 – New Delhi, IN – DGTL New Delhi
12/11 – Mumbai, IN – DGLT Mumbai