Since her debut album, 2010′s This is Good, Hannah Georgas has had two nominations at the 2011 Juno Awards and hopped on a four-month international tour with Kathleen Edwards. Now, she’s back with her self-titled sophomore album.
Georgas teamed up with Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck, with whom she spent two and a half months producing and recording the album. Walsh had a big influence on the electronic landscapes that are so carefully weaved into the fabrics of her bold new album.
“My vision was a lot more confident this time around. The music that I fall in love with tends to be either a melody line or a lyric that really gets me, and it could be the simplest thing. There’s a song called ‘Make Love’ by Daft Punk; I think there’s probably four chords the whole way through and the only lyric is ‘make love’ — that could be my theme song for a day,” says Georgas. “I find that it doesn’t take much. If there’s a great line or a great moment then it’s easy to fall in love with a song. I think I just really wanted to focus on that mantra; not add too much production and serve the song for what it is.”
This album reveals a sneak-peak of Georgas’ dark side with songs like “Ode to Mom,” a song revealing the struggle with her father’s death three years ago. “I write when I feel inspired and this record is very personal for me. I’m not always a dark person but I think when I get into that mindset it can be very cathartic. All of those songs were a result of what was going on in my life last year: a little bit of heartbreak, reflection and anxiety,” says Georgas.
Georgas is looking forward to her upcoming tour dates and moving on to the production of her next record. “One of my favourite things about music is the whole process of recording,” says Georgas. “It’s been really positive and fun.”
Hannah Georgas will release her self-titled album on October 2 on Dine Alone Records. She will perform at Zulu Records on October 2, and at the Orpheum Theatre with Mother Mother on December 19.
By Ali Omelaniec
Photo: Tristan Casey