“The rich talent behind the track goes some way to explaining how fully formed this project already feels, but really its the energetic, engaging, and hilarious (in this video at least) frontwoman that has us all the way on board with Georgia June.” – Pilerats
“Split between self-deprecation (“you never noticed me”) and middle-finger empowerment (“I don’t need your sympathy”) the song is partnered with a nostalgic clip, featuring the band heading back to school — to blissfully innocent days of freaks, geeks, “cigarette breathe”, passing notes in class and chucking some cheap trucker dust up ya nose.” – Rolling Stone Australia
Sydney, Australia-based indie pop/rock artist, Geogia June, shares her new video “Cool” via Pilerats. The track was recorded in New York City at Diamond City Studios with Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and Joel Wittenberg (Surf Rock Is Dead).
Georgia June wrote “Cool” after soberly leaving a party where everyone was under the influence of some form of substance. Observing the facade created by the ridiculously pompous private school boys, Georgia wrote the song as a satire on her turbulent teenage years. The track asserts that popularity and hipness are contrived labels created by high schoolers, and through her artistic expression, Georgia has been able to move beyond the narrow mindedness of her peers. The song was inspired by Joan Jett, who soundtracked her car ride home from the party, displaying a more aggressive side of Georgia June. The video was directed, produced and edited by James Adams (Delta Riggs, Julia Jacklin). The campy visuals in the video compliment Georgia’s kitschy, but still fashion forward style. Her identity, being an artist, scholar and creative, is contrasted from the stuck up, basic private school kids in Sydney that she was forced to grow up with. She also sticks out as a strong front woman, singing in front of her homogenous, male bandmates.
The song is the first of three tracks that were recorded during Georgia June’s visit to New York City at Diamond City Studio. The collection of tracks represent a time of reflection for Georgia, as each track represents an aspect of growing up and schooling. Second single, “Broke,” is about being a struggling musician in the city, completely isolated from support networks and being halfway across the world (literally) from friends and family. Third single, “Pressure,” is about the expectations from family and superiors to go to university and take a traditional route, having grown up as a self-proclaimed nerd. The collection of tracks tells an endearing story of a girl, growing up as an outsider, and then finding her place in a big city. Through these tracks, Georgia June is finally able to display her cheekiness, quick wit and mature perspective on difficult teen years.
TOUR DATES 09/22/2017 – Brighton Up Bar – Sydney, NSW, Australia (“Cool” Single Release Party) 09/24/2017 – MCA Genext – Sydney, NSW, Australia (Genext: Primavera Edition)
Georgia June is an energetic indie-rock artist from Sydney, Australia. Georgia has played all over Sydney captivating her audience with the honesty and authenticity of her music and voice. From local pubs and bars to festivals and maxed out venues, Georgia draws in her audience with her powerful presence and confronting lyrics, emotionally investing in every song and performance.
Georgia June is influenced by female fronted bands like the Divinyls and Blondie, as well as Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse and Prince. Passionate about social justice issues, Georgia writes songs about society, relationships and politics. Georgia June’s open, witty and relatable personality is contagious.
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