Bedroom Pop Artist Aunty Social Shares “Trying”

July 25, 2019 BY Nettwerk

Dressed up in a magnetizing production of palpitating drum kicks and lo-fi synths, ‘Trying’ is more than just a coming-of-age story. It’s a mesmerizing vocal performance, with Gitto’s soft voice slowly building up to a swelling chorus, uninhibited and free to speak its mind.” – Earmilk

Nettwerk is excited to announce the signing of 24-year-old Toronto bedroom pop artist Aunty Social. The moniker Aunty Social, whose real name is Daniela Gitto, comes from past insecurities and periods of isolation where she’d use music as a therapeutic aid to address toxic lifestyles and her own struggles with mental health. She shares her first Nettwerk single “Trying” via Earmilk.

Sameer Sadhu, A&R at Nettwerk, comments, “Aunty Social exemplifies the qualities we look for in a young artist — talented and driven with a strong authentic vision. We are really excited to have her join the Nettwerk family.


“Trying,” an introspective, electro indie-pop jam, dives into Daniela’s religious past, and the crisis that followed when she left it all behind. “Before all of this, religion was my identity. It’s what I relied on, it’s what I followed. I was raised in a Catholic family, I went to a Catholic school. Once that was gone, I really didn’t know who I was. I felt like all this progress that I had made from six to sixteen was completely void, and then I had to muster up all the things that make me who I am.”  

She adds, “Everyone’s experience with religion is different, whether positive or negative. Mine was born in fear and repetition, policing not only my actions, but also thoughts because I believed God was always listening. I did the sign of the cross three times each time I passed a church, cemetery, my Nonnas house and even when I saw a dead animal on the side of the road. If I missed one I’d become anxious and do the sign of the cross in threes, as many times as I felt necessary so that God knew I was sorry. I still feel the tendencies to this day, like a spiritual Stockholm syndrome.

Stay tuned for more news from Aunty Social.