Queer pop sensation Gia Woods has shaken up the room with the release of the music video for the title track of her latest EP, "Your Engine." Released on February 1st, the stunning and steamy video is a celebration of identity, sensuality, and empowerment as Gia fearlessly embraces her true self.
The "Your Engine" music video, co-directed by Gia Woods herself, is a sultry and bold visual spectacle that complements the essence of the EP. The video features Euphoria star and it-girl Chloe Cherry as a mannequin brought to life by Gia, symbolizing the transformative power of self-acceptance. The narrative unfolds with Gia owning her unapologetically sensual physicality and making bold fashion choices, reinforcing the connection between sexuality and feminine empowerment.
"Growing up, when I was shy and still in the closet," says Gia. "I always covered my body and tried to blend in. It was hard for me to make friends and I think a lot of that had to do with how I was hiding so much of myself and that English was my second language. I could only really express myself through music. So after I finally came out through my first music video and started to really own who I was, I decided to stop hiding. I had always wanted to feel hot and confident, but never had the courage to put myself out there until much later. I don’t want anyone else to feel the way I did growing up, so as an artist, I want to be so loud and out there, and hopefully help make people more comfortable being themselves – whatever that means to them - they should own it and be it. In the video, we created a duality for the dancers. They start out with masks on, hiding their identity, and by the end they take them off, confidently revealing who they are. No one should be able to tell you who you can be. Not your family, not your friends, not society… because ultimately being yourself is the most beautiful thing you can be."
Gia Woods, who released her EP "Your Engine" in late 2023, describes each person's engine as their life's deepest motivations and desires. Through the EP, she boldly shares her own experiences, delving into the complexities of love, lust, ambition, desire, heartbreak, and uncertainty. The project marks a significant chapter in Gia's career as she embraces her Persian heritage for inspiration, resulting in a record that is both bold and emotionally resonant.
As an artist, Gia Woods uses her platform to inspire others to be comfortable in their own skin. Through the "Your Engine" music video and the EP, she sends a clear message: be loud, be out there, and above all, be yourself. In doing so, Gia continues to contribute to the ongoing conversation about self-acceptance and empowerment within the LGBTQ+ community and beyond.
Watch the video for "Your Engine" below.