Canadian avant-pop artist Hannah Georgas had been speaking with The National's Aaron Dessner for years before she ended up touring with The National as a member of their live band last year. The two first got in touch shortly before the release Georgas's third full-length, the Polaris Prize-nominated For Evelyn, in 2016, and they started working together on Georgas's songs at Dessner's studio in Upstate New York in 2018. Two years on, Georgas has signed to Dessner's own Brassland and Toronto indie Arts & Crafts, and she's releasing the first of those Upstate collaborations — the warm but insistent "That Emotion," premiering at the top of the page.
"This song is a portrait of one particular way that emotions can build up inside," Georgas wrote in an email to The FADER. "You’re going through the motions, suppressing how you really feel, and pretending things are ok — but your body knows that deep down life and worry can weigh you down in ways your head might not acknowledge. This song was inspired by the feeling of hiding emotions you would like to express but feeling alone."
Watch the Zachary Hertzman-directed video for "That Emotion" at the top of the page and find Georgas's upcoming tour dates below.
Hannah Georgas European tour
April 8 - Stuttgart, DE @ Im Wizemann (Studio)
April 11 - Nyon, CH @ La Parenthése
April 12 - Zurich, CH @ Helsinkiklub
April 14 - Munich, DE @ Heppel & Etlich
April 16 - Dresden, DE @ Dresden Polimagie Festival
April 17 - Cologne, DE @ Artheater
April 19 - Berlin, DE @ Auster Club
April 20 - Rees, DE @ Haldern Pop Bar
April 22 - London, UK @ Sebright Arms
Thumbnail image: Vanessa Heins.