“Anyone in the mood for melodramatic love arcs, sparkling indie-rock tones and a rolling chorus that hooks into the crannies of your subconscious so thoroughly you still find yourself humming it on the train several hours later? Yeah, good. Same.” (Livewire AU) [About ‘The Last Time I Felt Better’]
“With a big, bold chorus and a killer hook, Neilsen pulls the listener into the drama and intensity of it all.” (The AU Review) [About ‘The Last Time I Felt Better’]
“the sadness paired with the golden tinge is doing things! great one georgie.” (Declan Byrne, Triple J) [About ‘The Last Time I Felt Better’]
“Love this songwriting. Great hook, compelling lyric, clever arrangement. Hell yeah.” (Max Quinn, Triple J) [About ‘The Last Time I Felt Better’]
Effortlessly endearing indie-folk / country-pop artist Georgie Neilsen of Meanjin/Brisbane is back to pull on our heartstrings once again with stunning new single ‘Eyes Wide Open’.The song is out on Oct 21, and the ‘Suburban Daze’ debut EP will follow on Nov 18.
Georgie Neilsen has been making music since 2017, first with her band Georgie & The Growing Pains, then as a solo artist with her 2020 single ‘Suburban Daze’. Also a talented cabaret performer, Neilsen has sold out multiple shows including one of her own at Women In Voice, Queensland Cabaret Festival, Girl & Guitar and Anywhere Festival, as well as playing festival slots for Sunlit Sounds, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Hidden Lanes Festival,while also supporting Chris Cheney (of The Living End) at The Zoo earlier this year.
Hot on the heels of indie-rock banger ‘The Last Time I Felt Better’, this new track is more bitter than bittersweet, but harnesses its power as an ode to rebuilding yourself after a breakup.
A charming and gentle strum-driven intro gears up with bitingly honest lyrics. Soon enough, ‘Eyes Wide Open’ blossoms into an uplifting bop with indie rock rhythm and restless country-leaning guitar that swells with earnest lyrics to a heartfelt crescendo. Neilsen’s vocal prowess and talent as a songwriter is on full display here, and with a chorus this catchy it’s bound to incite a singalong at future live shows.
Speaking of the the song’s evolution, Neilsen explains:
“Eyes Wide Open has gone through many forms. From a heavy guitar driven song to a solo soulful folk tune and through drawing influences from HAIM and Katy Perry it has transformed into a sweet and sassy bop about reclaiming power and independence post-heartbreak.”
Georgie Neilsen’s music has seen support already from Double J, ABC Brisbane, Scenestr, RAW Artists, GC Live, The AU Review, Livewire AU, and is bound for more glory as the songwriter continues to grow her fanbase.
Keep an ear out for Georgie Neilsen’s gorgeous track ‘Eyes Wide Open’ when it’s released on Oct 21, ahead of the ‘Suburban Daze’ debut EP(out Nov 18).