Hannah Georgas is the Vancouver-based electronic artist and vocalist whose self-titled album back in 2013 was a blistering success thanks to its sophisticated musicality and heartfelt lyricism – winning her a Polaris Prize longlist position and a second nomination at the Junos, not to mention topping Hype Machine & spawning the single “Millions”, which was hand-picked by Lena Dunham to feature in Girls. Now, with a major breakup proving fertile ground for her creativity, Georgas has a fresh new album on the way.
The forthcoming record is set to be a little darker and a whole lot more melancholy than what we’ve seen previously from Georgas – unsurprisingly, we can’t wait. Still, for now, we’re satisfied with her latest cut, “Don’t Go”, which we’re premiering right here on Wonderland. The song does what Georgas does best and gets you squarely in, as it were, the feels: no surprise really when you hear what inspired the track, from the mouth of the artist herself – “For the last number of years I had been living far away from family. The distance definitely started weighing on me. I realised that time passes by so quickly and I was really feeling the need to be closer to home. It’s an overwhelming feeling coming to terms with the fact that one day my mom isn’t going to be around. I was feeling that heaviness when I was writing this song.” Despair really does make for the best music, doesn’t it?