If you caught the National in concert at Deer Lake Park last August, you will recall that one of the highlights of the show was the stellar backing-vocal support, provided in part by Vancouver's very own Hannah Georgas. (The other singer was Kate Stables of This Is the Kit.)
It must have been a dream gig for Georgas, who is such a big fan of the National that she even wrote a song about it. It's especially cool, then, that her connections to the band go even deeper—Georgas's new single, "That Emotion", was produced by the National's Aaron Dessner and comes to us courtesy of Brassland, the label he runs with his brother and bandmate Bryce. (In Canada, Georgas is signed to the Arts & Crafts label.)
Of the song, Georgas says: “Aaron and I agreed the production needed to bring out the truth in my voice. I always felt happy with my songs but during these sessions we found something else—musically a new warmth and depth and, vocally, a delivery that is more raw and expressive, allowing the emotion of each song to shine through.”
Check out the atmospheric video, directed by Zachary Hertzman, below:
"That Emotion" is our first taste of a new album from Georgas, but so far no release date has been announced.