Towards the end of last year, London-based singer/songwriter Georgia Maria took our breath away with her progressive and melodic tune ‘Won’t You?’ We said that we had a sneaky suspicion that 2022 could be the year of Georgia Maria, and if her first release so far, ‘An Indian Summer’, is anything to go by, we might just be right!
It’s another absolutely cracking tune – rocky and rich, energetic and bold. And again…the artist’s guitar-playing is just…incendiary. Lyrically, ‘An Indian Summer’ explores being the less-loved one of two and being keenly aware of that fact. “Cast me out now you reel me back in, singing into the wind, flying out of my skin,” sings Maria. “So close that you thought I’d become her, will our love get an Indian summer?” Known for her captivating and high-energy live shows, if you get the chance to check out Georgia Maria, take it!
Bold, rich, and simply electric, ‘An Indian Summer’ showcases an artist who just gets better and better! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
This was one of my lockdown songs! I built it up from the ashes of a very old song of mine from 2014 and gave it a new topline and a bit of structural work. I always write the lyrics first, and lyrically this one is about knowing full well that you’re one of two, and that you’re the less-loved one, but still waiting and hoping out of a nostalgia for how things used to be.
When did you realise that music is what you wanted to do?
As soon as I picked up a guitar. No exaggeration! That one was just waiting for me to find it. It’s hard to put my finger on any reasonable explanation because the certainty was and still is so strong; amidst all my multitude of other doubts and self-questionings, it’s always been obvious to me what I was hardwired for. It’s not a question of talent, or potential even. Sometimes if you’re lucky your lifelong love just gets handed to you one day.
What does success mean to you?
Moving goalposts! I set out to find a signature sound as an artist and I think I found it, but I barely even noticed because mentally I’d moved on to the next thing. I think this is pretty common. The quality of my music is always the highest priority to me and I invest most of my time towards that, but when the time is right I also want it to reach people – maybe even a lot of people. I think it’s important to match your idea of success to your personality; what’s fulfilling to one person may not fulfil another, even if there’s a lot of stimuli out there telling you that it will. Some artists might find pursuing wider recognition hollow, while for others it’s self-actualising. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of.
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