GIUNGLA is Emanuela Drei, Italian-born singer-songwriter based in Bologna. Giungla in Italian means ‘jungle’. As a metaphor, this word often refers to situations that are chaotic, evokes confusion, and is deeply connected to the idea of survival, especially in the modern world. But at the same time it refers to a rich environment with many and varied forms of life. In this sort of tangled-happy-place, where there’s no room for reason and control, minimal pop songs with an in your face attitude have come alive. Imagine them discovered this way, as if they were torn and shredded into a million pieces.
With Beach House-esque melodies and a silky smooth vocals, GIUNGLA’s new single “Sand” evokes a sun-drenched audioscape that sounds wistful at times. The song starts out soft and almost hesitant as it slowly builds into a crescendo of echoing “never real” over and over again, fondly reminiscent of days gone by.