Gissela is thrilled to release her hymn project, Introspections. The deep lyrics and beautiful melodies we all know and love are combined with stunning, nostalgic arrangements and an honest performance.
It is Gissela’s hope that this album will truly bring peace, healing, and a sense of security in Christ to everyone hurting as we navigate chaotic and unknown times worldwide.
Pop Christian most of the time; Traditional some times.
Originally Porto Alegre, Brazil, but Nashville for the last 14 years.
Hobbies/Interests Apart from Music:
My three children, two dogs, and one husband, my children’s choir and church activities, home decorating, playing volleyball.
Last Netflix Binge:
Norah Jones, Amy Grant (the early years), Avalon, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Ellie Holcomb, Martha Munizzi, Kari Jobe, and the list goes on.
Very First Musical Purchase:
Michael W. Smith, The First Decade
Gissela shares the heart and inspiration on the new project:
CCM: If you had only five words to describe your new album, it would be?
Gissela: Nostalgic, honest, touching, peaceful, timeless
CCM: Do you have a favorite song from the new album? Why?
Gisella: I would have to say the one that impacted me the most was It Is Well. Not only because of the incredible story of faith and grief behind the song, but also because it meant the world to me to share this song with Resound and Armand Hutton. In such divisive times, it was extremely powerful to hold hands and sing these meaningful words with them as we stood bare feet in the sanctuary.
CCM: What led you to pursue a career or ministry in music? I
Gissela: I have grown up in a musical family and I really started singing when I was 4 years old. It has always been my expression of love for Jesus; my offering. This is just the first time I am doing it as a solo artist.
CCM: Do you remember that moment when you realized you wanted to make an actual career out of music?
Gissela: Even though I do it in a professional manner, it is still a ministry to me, not a career. When I had small children and really didn’t have much time for music, I missed it so much it hurt. That’s when I realized that expressing myself through the art of music was an integral and necessary part of me. It was essential to make me whole. God didn’t really let my soul rest about it either. He was stirring me inside the whole time with a desire to serve and share through music again.
CCM: What are your hopes for the new project?
Gissela: That it will truly bring peace and a sense of security in Christ to people hurting everywhere. I pray it will fill people with hope and trust in Him as we navigate chaotic and unknown times worldwide.
BONUS: Our Q&A with Gisella continues on page 2