New Zealand singer-songwriter GEORGIA LINES talks about her latest single “No One Knows”, life in her home country and more!
Meet this rising act in New Zealand Georgia lines! His latest single, “Nobody knows” was released a few months ago on April 16. The singer possesses a singer / songwriter heart, enveloped in a smooth layer of sophisticated pop tinged with R&B. The discovery of her moving vocal abilities and songwriting during her teenage years sealed Georgia’s fate as one of New Zealand’s most promising new solo artists.
Co-written and produced by the winner Djeisan Suskov (BENEE, Matthew Young, Mitch James, LEISURE), “No One Knows” sets the stage for the coming year and follows the 2020 release of Georgia’s eponymous debut EP, which contained the hit singles “My love”, “Vacant towns” and “I never had love.” Despite the challenges of releasing a Pandemic record, the EP has aired over 1.5 million times on Spotify and drew a legion of new fans to Georgia’s impressive ability to create a record. catchy melody and telling stories that express the complexity of humanity. in an uplifting way.
Watch the video for “No One Knows” here:
Asked about the clip above, Georgia Lines explains: “Working with one of New Zealand’s best directors Alexander gander was an amazing experience and it feels like the song has reached another level. Georgia also worked with Chelsey Jade who choreographed the dance. Alexander made all of the Chelsea videos so having this team behind me on this one made the whole experience so much fun.
With each new release, Georgia Lines presents its profession and its constantly evolving creative palette. She fills the spaces with her soulful, dreamlike voice and feel-good pop sprinkled with R&B. Georgia has an impressive ability to create a catchy melody, along with lyrical prowess and natural poise. She weaves stories that express the complexity of humanity in an uplifting way. This is why his music has resonated with so many people. The visual elements of his musical projects are just as exciting as his music. The discovery of her moving vocal ability and songwriting during her teenage years sealed Georgia’s fate as one of New Zealand’s most promising new solo artists.
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Learn more about Georgia Lines in the following All access interview:
So how has this last year been for you and your music? How did you / did you get through the pandemic? Are things now opening up where you are? How do you feel about this? Have you ever been vaccinated?
It has been a strange and wonderful year. Obviously, living in the middle of a pandemic has been strange and so uncharted territory for all of us, but wonderful in terms of finally releasing music (I released my debut EP the first week of lockdown here in Nova Scotia). Zealand). Things have opened up here in New Zealand and there is a vaccine rollout right now, but I haven’t received any yet. The plan is to get one when it becomes available to the general public later this year. As for how I feel; I feel incredibly privileged to live in New Zealand right now. I know a large part of the world is still facing the pandemic and just trying to get out of it. So I feel incredibly grateful to be here and take each day as it comes, but I also miss my family who don’t live here in New Zealand.
Let’s talk about your new single, “Nobody knows.” What was the inspiration for this song? How creatively were you involved in making the clip? What it was like working with one of New Zealand’s top directors, Alexander gander?
No One Knows seems to metamorphose and change meanings to me every time I listen. But if I sum up, it’s all about expectations and my struggle with nice people. It was so amazing working with Alexander Gander! He’s incredibly creative and has such a brilliant way of bringing ideas to life. One of the things I liked about working with Alexander was that he wanted to collaborate and share ideas above all else, which made me feel like I could trust him completely. The concept, that was it! Even though he contacted me at different stages of the process to make sure I was happy and to see if I had any ideas / thoughts and opinions, the trust was there and I liked the direction he was heading. – so I just loved working with him and seeing it all come to life.
How would you say “No One Knows” compares to anything you’ve released before? How is it different or similar to your self-titled debut EP of 2020?
I feel like No One Knows is in the same vein as what I’ve done in the past, in that it’s not drastically different from my previous songs. But the biggest difference for me is that in terms of lyrics and sound, I feel a bit more adult and mature. Lyrically, I feel like I gave myself permission to write more honestly and share what I was really thinking instead of being afraid of what people might think and avoiding it. internal processing and conversation all together. (Ironically, the whole song is about my struggle with nice people)
Do you plan to release any other singles soon and / or a brand new album?
Yes! I’m currently working on finishing a bunch of new singles coming out this year which is so exciting!
What are the upcoming live performances that you look forward to now that the gigs are slowly coming back? Where would you like to play? What do you think makes a perfect show for you?
I’m looking forward to a concert in July called TUAWAHINE who is an incredible line-up of iconic female kiwi artists, here in New Zealand playing Civic in Auckland. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of the event and I think it will be such a special night. Once the boarders open up here in New Zealand, I would love to come to the US to play a few gigs! As for specific places, the Hollywood Bowl would be a bucket list place for me. Each show always looks different, which I love, but in terms of the perfect show, I like a responsive crowd that is engaged throughout the concert.
Do you remember when you thought you could be a musician? What do you think motivates you on a daily basis?
I can’t remember the exact moment because I felt like there were a lot of moments that snowballed into that decision. But in my senior year of high school, I won a national songwriting and performance competition here in New Zealand called RockQuest Smokeless which was a big deal back then. It was a great time for me to assert and give myself a boost in the direction of pursuing music as a career. For me, I have always been very determined to pursue a career in music and have been very motivated by my love for music. The motivation has certainly come in waves over the years, but overall I love what I do and have always wanted to work hard to create music that I am deeply proud of.
If you weren’t an artist today, would you imagine yourself doing anything else? What else interesting / funny are you good at?
To be honest if I weren’t making music I wouldn’t have a clue what I would be doing – I never had a plan B. I don’t know if it’s funny or interesting, but I currently hold the bike record of 1.20 in my gym. . I’m secretly super competitive and I was so determined to get the record so I went to great lengths to get it. I didn’t manage to get up off the ground for 10 minutes after I finished and only left quickly because I threw up on the way out and continued throwing up all the way to my car.
What’s been the biggest surprise so far to make music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge for all of this?
The biggest surprise for me has been the fan support I get every time I post something new. It amazes me how many times people have streamed my music and seem to love what I do – I’m incredibly grateful! An unexpected challenge for me is learning to love and be present through all the moments that my career brings to me while making music. There are so many exciting times, but also so mundane and I constantly try to be there and really enjoy every moment, and not get bogged down by stress. It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed… especially during the busy seasons, but I’m learning to take advantage of it and find rhythms and routines to help me deal with the stress and enjoy the trip.
What do you think of the power of social media? How active are you on all of this? Do you like or find it hard to keep up with all of this?
Social media is strange to me. I find it so hard to keep up with all of this, in terms of my post memory and staying active on my page. But I spend so many hours there that I try to reduce … eh! It is a powerful tool which when used well … and with limits it is a tool that connects you to fans around the world and is an important part of building a brand / business. . But, I struggle with the comparison and the distorted reality it creates for so many of us!
In the end, what do you hope people take away from your music?
My hope is that people still feel a sense of honesty through my songs, but also that they feel a sense of lightness and pleasure in what I do too.