Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A Record a Week: Hannah Georgas - s/t
WHAT YOU DO TO ME
ODE TO MOM
The self-titled album from Hannah Georgas marks her third album, but her second full length. It is a rebirth of sorts, as she has left behind a simpler pop sound and branching out in a new direction. Her older albums are great in their own respect, but I feel like this is a more mature sound and one that reflects her shifting into her mid-20s. That's not to say that there can't be deep pop music or that there's anything wrong with her earlier records. In fact, they are great records and digest easily.
This record, on the other hand, has a couple of songs that pop right away, but the more you listen, the better the record gets as a whole. The echo-y vocals and drum machine sounds have replaced the catchy innocent beats and tunes.
The record is a blend of Florence and the Machine and Metric. Spacious sounds layered masterfully and well produced by Holy F*ck producer/member Graham Walsh. The record starts with the beautifully slow building Elephant and that sets the tone for the whole record. The record is, like the show was, a mix of steady beats and ambient beauty.
Other favourites include Robotic, Enemies, Millions and What You Do To Me.