Even though ‘Bad Habits’ is a debut release from Georgie, she is not a stranger to creating music. She already has quite a few impressive collaborations under her belt. When I first first heard the track it was so refreshing and smooth to hear such a sick debut.
First track always will be remembered as the song that started it all and I was thrilled when Georgie agreed to chat to us about music, bad habits and the upcoming EP.
Congratulations on your latest release! Tell us about the journey until the moment your debut single ‘Bad Habit’ saw the light of day!
Thanks! Wow, it feels like it’s been a long one, but so glad to finally be at this point. So coming from a family that always had music playing in our home, I have always wanted to make music myself. From about 15 I started playing open mics around Ipswich (my home town) and at 17 I released my first song onto SoundCloud. From then, it’s just been a process of creating, growing and trying to figure out exactly what sort of music I want to create. ‘Bad Habits’ was a real learning curve for me as it was the first track that I have ever produced by myself, and anyone that knows me can tell you I’m a bit of a technophobe so it was an interesting one. But weirdly it was the quickest track I’ve ever made. My boyfriend and I were playing around with some chords and it sparked some inspiration and that’s how I got here.
What does ‘Bad Habit’ mean to you?
I guess a big theme in this track and the upcoming EP is making the same mistakes again and again, so often that they eventually become habitual. For example, if someone treats you badly and you put up with it, you’re setting a precedent for yourself that you should put up with it, even though you deserve to be treated better. I think those mental bad habits that we all try to ignore are what I was getting at in this track. No one deserves to feel as though they have no choice over a situation.
If someone treats you badly and you put up with it, you’re setting a precedent for yourself that you should put up with it, even though you deserve to be treated better.GEORGIE
You are planning to release an EP soon. What made you choose ‘Bad Habits’ as the very first song to introduce you to the world?
It might sound weird but I think this track sounds most like me. Being my own production and writing, the track feels very personal. It shows people my chilled-out side, as well as my darker side – it lets people into my mind a little.
You already have experience working with Brooke Brothers, Polar Youth and DJ Fresh. How are you feeling about going solo?
Going solo feels very daunting for sure. It’s very, very easy for me to overthink things, so I’m incredibly grateful to have people around me who constantly support me and push me to be my best. I’m so excited to finally show the world what I’m about and create music that feels 100% authentic to me. It’s also just been great to get the opportunity to experiment with ideas and what my sound could actually progress into — learning that there are literally no limits to what I can make has been one great thing to come out of 2020!
Do you remember the moment you decided that music is what you want to do?
I honestly don’t think there was one moment, but one memory that sticks out for me is going to my first concert when I was about 10, staring at the people on stage and just wanting that to be my life. I’ve got that feeling every time I’ve been to a concert since.
Lockdown was a tough time for most of us. How did you handle it?
Lockdown actually came at the best time for me. I had just graduated in June, and had decided to focus on music for a little bit. It was a great excuse for me to hide myself away and continue working on my projects whilst letting me explore different ways of creating and different themes in my music. I’ve appreciated having the time to focus on what I want to make.
Tell us more about your creative process? How do songs come to you?
I’m very much a ‘mess around and see what happens’ kind of person.GEORGIE
I’ve found it kinda difficult to find things to write about being stuck at home during lockdown with nothing to stimulate my brain, and at times my inspiration has completely dried up, so I’ve moved to focusing more on instrumentation and production in order to spark lyrical ideas. What I started doing this time last year is I started sketching ideas in logic and then I would send it over to my producer in whatever state it was, to develop it and put his own spin on the idea! That’s how the next single, ‘Don’t Worry’ (due for release next month) was created. I was about to chuck my initial idea away when Tom picked it up and turned it into pure gold! With ‘Bad Habits’ I had a stab in the dark at finishing the production myself, and I was pretty proud of the result.
What is one bad habit that you would like to completely remove from your life?
I think a mental habit that comes with being a creative person is that sometimes you create something you end up hating, which is okay, but I would love to have pure confidence in everything I was creating, no doubt at all. But then sometimes I think that questioning things and worrying about what you’re making is part of the process — I think it can show you care and that you’re working hard to be your best.
Tell us about the themes of the songs that you will be covering in your upcoming EP Release.
Conversations and situations, and putting them behind me. Some themes I talk about range from dealing with infatuation, dealing with difficult people, how to recognize when you’ve been in a situation for long enough and knowing when to leave. The last track of the EP is my favourite, although the shortest, it sums up how much happier you can feel when you allow yourself to get to a place where you can move on.
How do you define success in the music business?
I used to think it was all about analytics, numbers, and royalties etc. but I’m starting to realize that focusing on those things at such an early stage in my career means I’m forgetting to enjoy actually making the music. I think that working hard to make a body of work that you are truly proud of is a success in itself and one that shouldn’t just be brushed off as a part of the process. If you’re proud of it no one can take that away from you, and you can feel confident knowing that you’ve put something out there that you’ve put your everything into.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
My second single is out at the end of this month and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it! It’s called ‘Don’t Worry’ and is a track from my upcoming EP and yeah, I’m very excited for people to get to know me a little more.
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