The Austin 100: Gia Margaret Recommended if you like Daughter, Lucy Rose and Laura Marling.

The Austin 100: Gia Margaret

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Gia Margaret will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Genre: Rock

Why We're Excited: On the surface, Gia Margaret's somber, glistening songs might seem gloomy — especially when her lyrics revolve around alienation, anxiety, depression and memories she wishes would fade already. But as its title suggests, There's Always Glimmer is about letting slivers of appreciation and light pierce the melancholy. "Birthday" is downright intoxicating, as Gia Margaret's drowsy voice nestles comfortably against tender guitar lines.

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