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.
22-year-old cabaret queen Georgie Nielsen has come to deliver the goods, last week releasing her first single since 2020, ‘Last Time I Felt Better’.
The Brisbane-based artist utilises her rich tone and knack for storytelling to her best advantage in this new one, singing joy for a moment of love -
acknowledging that though it may be transient and signposted for heartbreak, she’s happy to throw her heart up to the sun anyway.
‘Last Time I Felt Better’ is about the emotions experienced when two people suddenly appear in each other’s lives and instantly fall into a euphoric romance fueled by an addiction to that feeling,” she says.
“When the relationship quickly hits a fork in the road, there is a realisation that this flame might burn out and it consumes you with the desire to make that feeling last forever.”
Georgie’s strong vocals swell over spiky guitar riffs, flowering into a tasty, swaggering melodic hook, soaked in reverb, groove and an amped up electric guitar solo that’ll force at least a little shimmer from even the most stoic of listeners.
Striking onto the scene in 2017 with single ‘What Do You Want?’, Georgie fronted the since disbanded Georgie & The Growing Pains, playing slots at renowned festivals including Sunlit Sounds, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl and Hidden Lanes Festival, before delving into the world of cabaret where she performed her own productions at multiple festivals.
This track record of success, the honest vulnerability of Georgie’s writing and her soaring voice - combined with the small fact 'The Last Time I Felt Better' is an absolute bop - shows that Miss Nielsen has a rock solid foundation for being listed alongside the likes of the fellow indie-rock goddesses Izzi Manfredi (of the Preatures variety), Maddy Jane and Carla Geneve given time.
Those wanting to see this banging new tune being performed in the flesh can do so at the single launch event on June 25 at the The Bearded Lady in Brisbane, where Georgie will supported by Meg Ripps and Menajerie.
Georgie Neilsen’s new single ‘The Last Time I Felt Better’ was out everywhere on June 17.
‘The Last Time I Felt Better’ Single Launch
Saturday 25 June - The Bearded Lady, West End Brisbane (Meanjin)
Supported by Meg Ripps (opener) and Menajerie (support band)