The Rebellious Georgia
Georgia is a 21-year-old session drummer who was raised on the underground party scene in London. Her debut album is filled with unique melodies that seem to be inspired by genres like hip-hop, grime, ambient, IDM, UK dubstep, and many more. With this release, Georgia shows listeners all over the world she’s here and ready to take on the competition. She’s not the only DJ making electronic music that has strong melodies, but she has added her own stamp to each and every song on Georgia.
After a straightforward intro track, “Kombine” is a song that is extremely sassy. Additionally, the sample used is from Qawwali, a musical tradition found in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The story is that Georgia discovered this from a cab driver who gave her the tape, and she then sampled it. This gives the sound a worldly element, which shows right off the bat Georgia is an artist unafraid to experiment with sounds that seem to be unusual choices.
“Tell Me About It” is a track Georgia says is personal to her because it’s about her parents’ divorce. What really allows this track to stand out from the others is the beautifully complex lyrics combined with the mesmerizing beat. Georgia passionately sings the emotional lines, “My father used to tell me ‘bout it / He said ‘Separate your right from wrong’ / But now it’s only harder to accept that and move on.” Due to all of these wonderful combinations, this is likely to be an album favorite for many listeners.
Georgia is an album with several songs that are difficult to describe, and demand listening to. One of those tracks is “Move Systems,” which has Georgia playing the drums about 30 seconds in with a phenomenal combination of both rage and passion. The catchy lyrics include the line, “Ain’t no one going to tell us that we ain’t going to move systems.” The drums combined with a grimy and raw synth create a sound that demanded to be used as Georgia’s first lead single; there’s no other track like it.
This new British emcee has stepped into the electronic music scene with charisma, sass and a no-nonsense attitude. Her lyrics throughout Georgia are rebellious and her different approaches to particular songs sound similar to Regina Spektor, Santigold, the Weeknd, Tune-Yards, and others. Her sound is unique and the combination of synthesizers and drums is used in a wise and creative manner. This debut release is worth checking out because this is an artist who will no doubt leave her mark on electronic music.