London-born, Sri Lankan-originating solo artist Gilska shares the pulsing new single ‘Don’t Need Your Love’ a unique blend of tight electronic music and pop tendencies to create an intense alternative-electronic-pop sonic experience.
Punching beats pull the bright soundscapes of modulated synths, layered arpeggiators and cutting vocal samples to create a danceable, 80s influenced electronic soundscape. Topped with Gilska’s ever infectious, silky, breathy lead vocals, the track is given a melodic central hook reinforced by the relatable, melancholic-yet-defiant lyricism.
Speaking about the meaning behind the single, Gilska explains: “This single is very literal. Realising the ugly truth about a situation that you thought would be great for you that turned out to be a complete manipulation and deceiving lie.
I think a lot of people look for closure when they still want situations to work out even when it means putting themselves in vulnerable positions and so I really want to shed light and empower people that can relate. It’s giving them a chance to feel gothic-sexy and bringing the energy of being reborn.”
Starting with classical training before finding her niche in edgy pop anthems, Gilska’s artistry has evolved into a soulful and hypnotic musical experience, rooted in sophisticated lyrics and captivating vocals.
Having now gained a series of acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone India, Notion, Earmilk, Clash, Celebmix and Kiss FM, Gilska’s talent for pulling listeners into her intricate sonic world has seen her grow as an artist and build widespread support. With several high profile performances under her belt including at the Wembley stadium for Voice in a Million, Gilska has built a reputation as one to watch and a future star.