Sydney-based indie-rock quintet, Georgia June, have just unveiled their debut single ‘Cool’ and accompanying video.
Recorded by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and Joel Witenberg (Surf Rock is Dead) at New York's Diamond City Studios, 'Cool' is full of angst and honest expression. Georgia’s passionate vocals are complimented by catchy guitar riffs and crisp basslines, resulting in a candid indie anthem. The spirit of fem-rock icons like Joan Jett, Blondie and Chrissy Amphlettmanifests in her powerful lyrics and nonchalant attitude.
June describes the recording process and inspiration behind ‘Cool’ –
“Recording the track at Diamond City was such an insane experience, the song was written in Sydney after an Uber ride home from a house party and it was amazing to bring it to life in NYC. Cool is supposed to be a satire on the notion of being popular and fitting in to a particular social hierarchy, I’ve always been super nerdy so the video and song for this was just a play on that.”
The vintage-inspired film clip depicts a teenage girl dealing with the pressures of growing up and adolescent relationships, interspersed with montages of Georgia performing alongside her fellow band members. In a sense, it displays a young woman bestowing words of wisdom upon a younger, more naïve version of herself.
The band’s debut single emerges after Georgia’s recent three-month stay in New York, where she was mentored by Billboard Magazine. Honing her craft over years of performing around Sydney’s Inner West neighbourhoods and playing at the recent King Street Crawl, the nineteen year old songstress is already an accomplished musician.
To celebrate the release, Georgia June will be launching their single at Sydney’s Brighton Up Baron Friday September 22, alongside indie-pop darling Maia Marsh and local rockers FLTRS.
‘Cool’ is available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all other good digital retailers