Georgia Lines releases infectious, hook-laden single + video ‘Monopoly’
‘Monopoly’ encapsulates the iconic vibe of the 80s & 90s pop; an infectious bass line, punchy drum hits and a captivating groove. In her signature style, Georgia has infused her latest track with impeccable harmonies and a soulful flair, showcasing her exceptional vocal range and control.
“Sonically the track fits into a world where Prince meets Haim, layered with MJ stacked vocals.” explains Georgia. “My favourite combination!”
The new single was written and recorded with Jussi Ilmari Karvinen (better known as Jussifer) – a Finnish-American producer, songwriter and musician who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha and more.
Created on a recent writing trip to LA, the single explores a childhood experience of Georgia’s; one which translates to universal themes of life and loss.
“I wrote ‘Monopoly’ about a vivid memory I have as a young child (around 8yrs old), camping here in NZ and playing a game of Monopoly with my family,” says Georgia. “As it often happens in life… things were going really well; I was winning in the game, buying all my property, collecting my money… feeling really stoked with myself. All of a sudden things changed and I lost everything. I went on to have a full meltdown, not coping with the fact that I had lost. Safe to say, this was the last time I played Monopoly.”
Accompanying the single is the video for ‘Monopoly’ which Georgia says is one of the most exciting parts of her job.
“I love the entire day of shooting the video and having the most incredible team of people working with me. Video shoot days can be quite stressful, but if you ever find yourself on set with our team… there is a lot of laughter, snacks, positive affirmations being yelled across the room, and overall such an encouraging environment, which really feeds into the energy of what is being created,” she says.
The video for ‘Monopoly’ was created to be less of a conceptual video and more of an engaging piece of content that can partner with the song on social media platforms to draw people in.
“I love creating videos with a storyline or with a concept that develops… but for this song, I wanted to create something that was simple and placed a focus on a strong performance. I love how engaging the performance is, mixed in with the absolutely absurd amount of smoke. Honestly, I couldn’t see anything in the room aside from the DP if he was filming close to my face, which was quite an odd feeling but also really freeing. I didn’t feel like anyone was watching me perform, which almost gave me permission to really throw myself into the performance as there was zero pressure!” says Georgia.
Georgia’s success is not surprising, given her impressive track record. She was named the AMA Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2022, her EP HUMAN topped the Official Top 20 NZ Album chart, and her lead single ‘Faith’ held the top spot on the NZ Airplay Radioscope chart for four consecutive weeks. Her live performances have also received critical acclaim, and she has opened for international acts and performed at various showcases around the world including SXSW and Los Angeles’s iconic industry showcase School Night.
Aside from her musical accomplishments, Georgia also hosts a popular music web series called INTROS.
INTROS is a series where Georgia introduces her new favourite female and non-binary artists through a relaxed sit-down kōrero. Each episode focuses on the artist’s chosen song, delving into the story behind the song and the process of writing, before treating viewers to a live performance.
With her distinct style, impressive songwriting prowess, and unwavering work ethic, Georgia Lines is undoubtedly an up-and-coming artist making waves in the music industry.
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