HANNAH GEORGAS and MATT BERNINGER – ” Pray It Away “

Posted: December 5, 2020 in MUSIC
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Hannah Georgas has released a new version of one of her standout album tracks, ‘Pray It Away’. With her album ‘All That Emotion’ produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, this new cut sees her team up with his bandmate Matt Berninger, who adds some lush vocals and a new depth to the song. “When Aaron and I were recording the album, we were working on ‘Pray It Away’ and he mentioned that it would be really great to have a male counterpart in the song. He said it would sound really nice and Matt’s name came up. I was like, ‘Wow, that’s really cool!’ We didn’t really act on it but when we were working on the record, Aaron asked if I’d be interested in opening some shows for The National and I ended up singing in their band.

“From that, I got to know Matt a little more. Some time after that, we reached out to Matt and asked if he’d be interested in trying to sing on it. He was up for it but then the pandemic hit, so everything was put on pause. He ended up going into the studio when things felt safe to do so and we finally made it happen.” “The song is about feeling dismissed for who you are and feeling like you are not accepted, but I feel like Matt brings this huge comfort to the song. It’s like two people thinking about praying it away but can’t: ‘I can’t pray it away’. He adds this comforting element to something quite difficult; it’s two people singing about the same thing and [uniting] in that. I really loved The National’s music and have such a lot of respect for them.

I hope this song brings comfort to those who have felt they have been dismissed for who they truly are. We’re living in a world that feels divided and it’s so important that we support each other, lift each other up and celebrate our differences.

Pray It Away by Hannah Georgas feat. Matt Berninger Beetle Bomb Music under exclusive license to Arts & Crafts / Brassland.

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