Released on June 25, 2021
Last year, Toronto’s Hannah Georgas released her latest LP, the Aaron Dessner-produced All That Emotion. The album was the best received entry in her career to date, earning a wave of positive attention from outlets like The Guardian who described the album "magisterial pop for introverts" as well as Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, FADER, Stereogum, New York Magazine, Consequence of Sound and Paste among many others. Now she returns with a ‘versions’ EP featuring a host of remakes, reboots & remixes by some of the most celebrated names in indie.
The release re-examines songs from her 2020 LP from a number of different angles and with a host of new collaborators drawn from her extended Brassland label family. These include a contribution from Kate Stables (leader of acclaimed UK group This Is The Kit) who covers the album’s lead single “That Emotion” as a beautiful, throbbing drone with contributions by Hannah herself and longtime collaborator Graham Walsh of the band Holy Fuck. A new version of “Easy” is given an intimate and whimsical reading with strings by Owen Pallett. An instrumental of “Cruel" and a new version of “Pray It Away” arranged as a duet with The National's, Matt Berninger let us hear album favorites in a new light. Finally an electronic remix of "Dreams" by the ascendant Bartees Strange is out now to announce the EP.
Says Hannah: "Having the opportunity to connect and collaborate with Bartees, Kate, Owen, Matt and Graham has been a treat. All have released their own albums this past year and I've honestly listened to their new music more than anything else. It's been sweet to realise a new side to these songs and it's always refreshing to hear my music in a completely different way. Collaboration is an integral part of making music for me, and it's felt extra special to do this during the pandemic."
Coming on the heels of producer Aaron Dessner’s Album of the Year win at the Grammys for his work on Taylor Swift’s two 2020 albums, Georgas’s release is a lower-key but no-less-accomplished celebration of a mournful year giving way to the joy and creativity that only collaboration can bring.
“sweeping…and cozy melodies.” — New York Times
“evokes a quiet loveliness.” — Pitchfork
“immaculately produced” — The Guardian
“a calming force” — Stereogum
“enchanting vocals and enveloping instrumentation” — American Songwriter
“a fully moving and uplifting affair” — Line of Best Fit