Independant Kiwi singer songwriter Georgia Lines delivers a masterpiece in pop perfection with her self-titled debut EP Georgia Lines. Filled with five polished tracks which take the listener on a journey through the shades of modern life and love, the EP is Georgia’s first major milestone in what has been nothing short of a stunning upwards trajectory since her debut single release as George in February 2019.
The brand new track Made for Loving underlines the EP release. Written and recorded in the space of two days in Houston, Texas with Abel Orta Jr (while collaborating via FaceTime with musical cohort Josh Turner, who is based in Mount Maunganui), this effervescent single is Georgia’s testament to trusting her gut, throwing caution to the wind and taking the plunge into unknown territory. With limited studio time left during the last days of the EP record, and a split decision to seize the moment and create something new, that pressure has produced a disco-inspired diamond which shows yet another dimension to Georgia’s singing and songwriting ability.
From the slick pop of Same Things, the indie pop flavour of Never Had Love, 90’s tinged R&B single Vacant Cities, the sparse and emotive electronica of My Love alongside Made for Loving, Georgia’s effortless vocals and songwriting nous weave this EP into a cohesive and stunning release.
“Navigating the process, and getting to release this EP, has taken me quite a long time. I struggled for such a long time with releasing songs because I was so caught up in having to have everything perfect. But through this process, I have learnt so much about myself, about my ability to make decisions and to trust my gut creatively. I’ve realised that people are with me for the journey, and that my sound and songs are always evolving.”
Georgia thrives on collaboration and has worked with local and international artists to deliver her debut. Production and recording sessions in Texas with Abel Orta Jr, songwriting collaborations with Shannon Fowler and Mark Perkins in Auckland, plus Ryan Mulligan and Josh Turner in Mt Maunganui have bought Georgia’s ideas to life and propelled them into new musical territories.
“It is such a privilege to be able to create music and release it. I feel so overwhelmed with support from not only the people around me, but also people from all over the world, who have no connection to me at all and are finding these songs and loving them.”
Born and raised in Mount Maunganui, Georgia Lines’ musical story began with a Rockquest win in 2014. In the last year since the release of debut single, Vacant Cities, Georgia has appeared in over 10 major playlists across the globe, rolled out a single distribution deal in the UK and has amassed over 650k Spotify streams and climbing.
Georgia Lines’ debut ep Georgia Lines is out now through all digital streaming outlets.