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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.

Hannah Georgas has a seemingly endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs. Since her debut, the Toronto-based musician has won numerous awards and racked up multiple nominations, including four JUNO nods, for everything from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year.

Masterfully produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner, this has all the hallmarks of a breakthrough album, as melding electronics and acoustics frolic about Hannah’s spellbinding vocals.

The eagerly anticipated follow-up production to the work that Dessner did on Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’, ‘all that emotion’ comprises deeply personal songs reckoning with the past, set in a warm, enveloping sound world with lyrical themes of change and resilience. for fans of Eve Owen, Feist, Phoebe Bridgers, Daughter and the National. “… sparse, staggering… [Aaron Dessner’s] immersive production, including layered keyboards and twinkling harmonics, pairs perfectly with her elegant voice” – uncut.


we’re equally enamoured with Hannah Georgas’ soon-to-be-breakthrough fourth album. with studio controls helmed by the National’s Aaron Dessner, who recently gave Taylor Swift’s latest album an extra shot of pizzazz, delicate acoustic instrumentation nuzzles up to magical electronics as they bear witness to Hannah’s emotionally charged vocal performance.

Released September 4th, 2020

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On Tuesday Hannah Georgas announced a new album, the Aaron Dessner-produced “All That Emotion”, and shared a new song from it, “Dreams.” The album is due September 4th via Brassland and Arts & Crafts.

“Dreams” is the third collaborative single between Georgas and Dessner, after “That Emotion” and “Same Mistakes.” All three songs are featured on All That Emotion.

Georgas had this to say about “Dreams” in a press release: “In my past, I have let my insecurities play into relationships and have pushed people away because I have felt like I’m not deserving of love. This song explores the idea of breaking down those barriers of insecurity and being more open.”

Georgas began working on All That Emotion about a year after her 2016 album, For Evelyn.

She had this to say about the album in the press release: “I have been thinking about what this album represents to me and it is resilience. It’s about finding hope and a way out the other side of tough situations. The hardships we go through make us grow into stronger people. The album is about healing, self reflection and getting up again at the end of the day.”

Georgas wrote All That Emotion in 2017 in her Toronto apartment and during a “month-long retreat” in Los Angeles. She started recording the album in 2018 at Dessner’s upstate New York Studio.

“Before each session, I would make the long drive from Toronto to Hudson Valley in Upstate New York.” Georgas says in the press release. “It was really special getting the opportunity to work in such a remote space with Aaron and Jon and I was always itching to get back whenever we had breaks. At the same time, I appreciated the space in between and coming back with fresh ears…. Aaron and I agreed the production needed to bring out the truth in my voice. During these sessions we musically found a new depth and, vocally, a delivery that was more raw and expressive, allowing the emotional texture of each song to shine through.”

Order new album “All That Emotion” Produced by Aaron Dessner Out September 4th, 2020

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Hannah Georgas is back with a new track “Same Mistakes”, produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. This is the second single from Georgas in 2020, and the second to be produced by Dessner, after March’s “That Emotion”.

Georgas says of the new offering, “Over the years I’ve been recognising patterns and habits I’ve created in order to protect myself in situations that are difficult. I’m becoming more aware of how much my upbringing has had an affect on me. This song was inspired by learning how to accept the past and recognise when things come up and trying to learn to from them.” It’s sweet, solemn and soulful confession from the stars, “Same Mistakes” is modern melancholia and the beaming brand-new single from Toronto’s Hannah Georgas. The track was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, who also plays on it. Out care of Brassland, you can find streaming and download links for this right here, and it’s available from her Bandcamp page, too.

She adds of working with Dessner on the song, “Aaron and I tried a couple of versions of it before we found this one. I originally wrote it on guitar and I ended up finding a different arrangement for it on the piano. Towards the end of my time with Aaron, we re-recorded this – tracking piano and vocals first. He came up with a repetitive bass line and drum loop. He started playing these beautiful guitar slide parts that felt like whale calls. We were recording it in the evening and I remember listening and looking out the window and seeing a beautiful bright moon and clear dark sky. It was a really memorable and magical moment.”

Her forthcoming LP, is yet to be announced, will be her first since 2016’s For Evelyn. Hannah Georgas’ “Same Mistakes” single is out now.

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Speaking of songs fans of Feist might enjoy, Vancouver artist Hannah Georgas has shared a new single, the first taste of a collaboration with The National’s Aaron Dessner. “This song is a portrait of one particular way that emotions can build up inside,” Georgas says. “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. Over the course of the last decade, the Canadian songwriter Hannah Georgas has earned a lot of accolades in her home country.

Along the way, she caught the ear of Aaron Dessner, and she wound up spending much of last year in the National’s touring band for their I Am Easy To Find shows. But before that, she and Dessner had already started working together at Dessner’s studio in upstate New York, resulting in new work from Georgas that will presumably be out soon via her new homes at Brassland and Arts & Crafts.

Find a quiet moment today to absorb this new single from the incredible Hannah Georgas. “That Emotion” is a soft but insistent song that charts emotions beginning to pile up and surface. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner at his upstate New York studio, “That Emotion” is the first new material to be taken from a new album, currently scheduled for release this summer