The debut EP from Liverpool-based artist Georgie Weston, Play It Georgie is a fantastic display in hooky songwriting — exploring a retro-friendly melding of ’60s rock/pop, radiant city-pop, and yacht-rock.
“This Song Reminded Me of You” starts the EP with an accessible, retro-pop bounciness — driving from steady pulsations into a gorgeous, harmonious expanse. Playful piano and twangy guitars arrive into a radiant hook: “‘Cause when you say you love the way the melody flows,” the vocals let out there, complemented by adding twinkling and beautiful vocal backing. The bursts of soaring vocals are momentary and wholly effective in their satiating effect, especially when capped off by soaring guitar tones in the finale. The EP opens with such strongly melodic passion via this gem.
The strong songwriting and production continues from there. “Greaser” exudes a brisk sort of city-pop nostalgia and modern rock meshing, admitting “you’ve been in my dreams every night,” during a hooky rise — bemoaning how one’s point of affection is with someone isn’t quite right (“the boy you’re with is a greaser,”), while they’re willing to be their James Dean. A delectable mix of charismatic guitar drives into the two-minute turn, which dazzles in its dancefloor-set yearning. What a strong one-two punch to kick off Play It Georgie.
The EP finishes strong, as well. “Someone New” engrosses with its lounge-friendly moodiness, propelled by compelling piano and debonair vocal dispositions. “Rare Kinda’ Love” infuses brass, guitar, and piano with catchy immersion, also complemented by striking string arrangements at mid-point. Finale “Sad Centenarian” shows both compelling balladry and grandiose swells, a fittingly high-quality and dynamic closer to an album full of gorgeously melodic rises and timeless-feeling production from Georgie Weston.
“Rare Kinda’ Love” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.
“Greaser” is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Pop.
We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.