Acclaimed indie-pop songstress Hannah Georgas shares a new song titled “Easy” from her upcoming LP All That Emotion to be released on September 4 via Arts & Crafts, produced by Aaron Dessner, founding member of The National and producer of Taylor Swift’s latest LP folklore.
The final single from the LP, “Easy” is a slow-burning synth pop gem. Introduced by pulsing arpeggiators and a subtle blend of electronic drums and organic percussion, the track builds towards a glittering crescendo, with Georgas’ weaving in and out of harmonized vocal parts as she chronicles a search for closure at the end of a relationship.
“I was going through a break up around the time that I wrote this song [Easy] and I felt like I kept searching for some sort of closure or definitive ending to the relationship,” says Georgas. “I found myself feeling frustrated that I couldn’t communicate well with this person and whenever I tried to reach out I was left feeling more alone in the end. I was going through this hard time and it felt like they found it easy to let it go.”
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Hannah Georgas began creating All That Emotion about a year after the release of her celebrated 2016 album For Evelyn by starting with an intensive process of writing and demoing songs in her Toronto apartment, and finishing with a month-long retreat in Los Angeles. She began the record making process in mid-2018 travelling to Long Pond, the upstate New York studio and home of Aaron Dessner, best known as a founding member of Grammy Award-nominated band The National and for his production work with artists like Sharon Van Etten, Frightened Rabbit, This Is The Kit and Local Natives.
“We recorded All That Emotion in concentrated periods of time with breaks in between,” says Georgas. “I had never made an album this way before. It was also the first time making an album outside of Canada which was a really unique experience. It was nice to make solo road trips to Upstate NY from Toronto knowing that the stretch of time recording will solely be dedicated to being as creative and as open as possible. Then last year, I had the opportunity to join The National on the road singing back-ups for them and opening up in a few cities in Europe and North America.”