Georgia Lee Johnson
Georgia Lee Johnson is more than just a singer: she is a natural-born storyteller, who knows how to use her music to charm, endear and engage her listeners.
Her most recent studio EP, Lady Love, happens to be a truly amazing taste of the artist’s skills, as well as a nice show off of her diverse stylistically range. This release feels like a perfect introduction to Georgia’s smooth vocal style and distinctive personality, bringing so much melody and warmth to the table.
The EP features four songs, including the opening track, “First Man,” a moody and atmospheric song that is built on very hypnotic guitar arpeggios and some haunting drones, serving as a nice texture that adds ambiance to this release. In addition to that, Georgia’s vocals are also quite beautiful and spontaneous, immediately setting the mood.
The title track itself has a bit of a more playful feel to it, almost giving the music a retro vibe with its arrangement and organic production aesthetics. “So I Stay” is one of the EP’s most intimate moments. I love the vocals on this one, especially because Georgia’s singing here is smooth and pleasantly quiet, with nice layers that stack well with the guitar patterns.
This song actually makes me think of songwriters such as Elliott Smith or Bright Eyes, for a start. The aptly titled “Endsong” serves as a conclusion for this short, but incredibly comprehensive EP release. This track focuses on creating a very lush and atmospheric sound as well, going for a more experimental direction when compared to some of the other songs on this particular release. This feels like an excellent closing number, creating a really smooth and beautiful touch to send us off.
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Georgia developed a soothing indie-folk soundscape that feels melancholic and low-key, yet richly nuanced and deeply personal. In conclusion, I would highly recommend listening to this particular release if you enjoy the sound of artists such as Daughter, Florence & The Machine, Bat For Lashes, Mumford & Sons, or Dead Rituals, only to mention a few.