Berlin-based indie dance duo Alyssa & Gia recently released their new single/music video, “Not For Me (The Magician Remix),” a song about insouciance toward an old love because you are now self-assured and happy with yourself. When you see him/her again, you smile sans any rancour.

Best friends since they were children, in 2016, the pair began their career as DJs, pumping out gratifying music and blissful vibes. Now they are releasing their own music with the mission of inspiring people and empowering women.

Their sound merges elements of disco, indie dance, house music, and alt-pop into luscious sonic concoctions brimming with buoyant emotions and sizzling energy.

“Not For Me” opens on oscillating synths riding a pulsating rhythm full of pushing dynamics. A low-slung, shimmering breakdown shifts the harmonics, giving the tune a tasty indulgent interlude, followed by ramping back up to sparkling layers of synth-pop. Crystalline vocals imbue the lyrics with sunny flavours.

“It’s not for me it’s not for me / Now I know, you are not for me / It’s not for me, for me / Now I know, you are not for me.”

Talking about the video, directed by Stephan Mühlau, Alyssa & Gia share, “Working with Stephan was a real dream come true as we’re both such big fans of his work. That moment when he played the remix at Tomorrowland for the first time was pure magic!”

Alyssa & Gia, photo by Isabel Hayn

On “Not For Me,” Alyssa & Gia deliver effervescent synth-pop, an alluring rhythm, and vibrant vocals.

Run Time: 2:41
Release Date: September 2, 2022
Record Label: forever us records