About Hannah Georgas
It happens once in a blue moon, if you’re lucky. You stumble across a new artist – on MySpace, in a club, on the radio – and fall so quickly and madly in love, you want to stand on top of a desk, a building, even a mountain, and let the whole world know.
Vancouver singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas is the new love of your life – and she won’t break your heart. Her voice, bittersweet yet as spunky as an indie film heroine, will make you swoon as she sings about love, language and awkward situations.
Just listen to the two sumptuous acoustic-pop songs on her split 7-inch with Mark Watrous (Shudder To Think, Gosling), due out November 3, 2009. The Deep End was inspired by daily phone conversations with one of her older sisters while Chit Chat recounts a recent dining experience with someone who wouldn’t shut up.
“I do listen more than I speak,” says Hannah “I think that’s why I make a good songwriter. I was just watching home videos and I’m definitely the kid on the swing set, singing to myself. In university, I’d know the answer to questions and I would not put up my hand because I would be too scared to speak. Getting on stage, though, is completely different for me – that’s the best thing in the world. ”
Chit Chat and The Deep End are two of the tunes from her upcoming full-length debut, produced by Howard Redekopp, slated for release in March 2010. It’s a warm, whimsical collection of pop-roots songs, but it also offers a hint of Hannah’s secret life as a dancefloor diva.
Your Ghost is about duplicity, while Shine is a celestial missive initially written for a car commercial. (It didn’t make the cut, but did appear on an episode of one of Hugh Dillon’s many TV shows.) Come On The Dancefloor feels like an electro-punk number.
“I love to dance and I just wanted to write a song that would inspire people to rip it up on the dancefloor,” she says.
As much as Hannah loves to bust a move, songwriting is her true passion. She wrote her first tune when she was six — “It’s really embarrassing,” she giggles — shortly after she started piano lessons in her hometown of Newmarket, Ont. Almost two decades later, she won a songwriting contest, which convinced her to record her first EP, The Beat Stuff, released last January.
Her early supporters include Said The Whale – she’ll appear on their upcoming album - and singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. (His wife actually deserves the credit for introducing him to Hannah and helping her land a manager.) She recently sang for the prime minister (and thousands) of others on Parliament Hill and she co-wrote a TV jingle, which she’s now turning into a full-length song – thanks to hundreds of requests from new followers. Starbucks is also a convert and licensed The Beat Stuff to play in its stores across North America. With the full-length album out next year, and a fall tour across Canada with fellow Vancouver based artists Said The Whale, she’s well on her way to convert the rest of Canada into true Hannah Georgas fans!