'Pick a city.. any city with a world above and under ground, tracks and trains, back and forth. A thousand footsteps .. or only yours, newspapers, briefcases, headphones, cell phones… all minding their own business.' It's the underground world that served as inspiration for Subway Silence, the debut album of Amsterdam based singer Giovanca Ostiana. She observed passengers in the subways of Amsterdam, Paris, and New York. What did she see? That every station brings a new atmosphere, every minute a new emotion, that everything changes constantly, even our perception of ourselves.
For years Giovanca has been known as the radiant background singer who did live and studio work for (inter)national artists such as Wouter Hamel, Tribute2BobMarley, Corey, Izaline Calister, Jhelisa Anderson, Leon Ware and Benny Sings. The musical click with Benny Sings and the DOX record label made her decide to take a step forward and present her own work. On Subway Silence she effortlessly blends old sounds such as tubular bells and the clavinet with the new beats and samples of producer Benny Sings, which results in feel-good music with influences from pop, soul, jazz, Motown and hip hop. With this extraordinary and diversified debut record with international allure, Giovanca demonstrates that she is a musical centipede, able to acquire a variety of styles.