North East-based soulful singer Georgia Lee has just released her second single ‘Why Cry?’ Talking some time to chat, here is what Georgia had to say about the new track, where she wants to be in five years, and which artists influence her sound.
Why did you want to become a musician?
I’ve always been obsessed with music and everything that comes along with it. After years of dancing to it, I realised that as much as I loved that I’d be a whole lot happier being the one making it!
Which artists influence your sound?
I usually get comments saying that my sound can give off Amy Winehouse or Gaga vibes and that would be spot on for my inspiration! I adore RnB and old soul sounds, so that’s likely been subconsciously added into the works.
Who inspires you on a personal and professional level?
On a personal level, it’s the people around me! Can’t get any closer than home. I know a lot of really amazing people who have done well for themselves who are strong, self-aware and kind – all the things I admire. On a professional level, I would say, David Bowie and Cher, both such unstoppable characters with open minds that are not afraid of creative self-invention! It’s really cool and brilliantly authentic.
‘Why Cry?’ is your latest single. What can you tell us about it?
What was the recording process like?
Fun, as always! It was great working at Blast Recording Studios with Olly Cobb again. This session was laid back and chill in comparison to the recording process for ‘Focus’! Cups of tea, a piano and some vocal was all we really needed.
What is your creative process like?
Do you think there is a difference between your debut ‘Focus’ and ‘Why Cry?’. If yes, what is it?
Which song do you prefer ‘Focus’ or ‘Why Cry?’ and why do you prefer it?
I put my all into both songs, but I’ll always favour ‘Focus’. It was the first song I ever released and the whole process from start to finish was all brand new and exciting. It took a whole lotta blood, sweat and tears and I won’t forget that.
How would you describe your music?
What do you want people to take away from the single?
Anything they want to! Everyone is open to interpret it in their own way, that’s what it’s all about. For me, it’s to own what you are and how you feel. Don’t be afraid to face the music when you have to, otherwise, you’ll end up causing more damage than needed.
What are your plans for the rest of 2020? Any new material in the works?
I’ve got a whole load of material bundled up by my piano, it’s just the case of picking which ones seem the best fit for the next release! I’m hoping to get a few session folks together to release an EP. That’ll likely be the end of 2020 now.
Where do you see yourself in five years?