Hannah Georgas Shares New Single “Fake Happy”

Hannah Georgas Shares New Single "Fake Happy"
Hannah Georgas Photo by Vanessa Heins

Fake Happy is a sanguinely delivered heartfelt, reflective lament. A low murmur of burbling electronics rises from the beautiful gloom as it reaches its crescendo. It’s an evocative song whose build parallels the strength that Hannah displays with her words.

Driven by anthemic percussion and soft, electronic inflections, Georgas is emboldened to make confessions she would otherwise suppress, exploring the tension between what we think and what we present to the world around us. “The song is ultimately about how much better I think we’d all be if we just communicated exactly what we were feeling or what we were going through.”

“It was inspired by a relationship that drifted,” says Hannah. “Over the years we had grown apart and trying to maintain a connection had begun to feel awkward and forced. I think sometimes we cling on to what’s left of friendships even if our values no longer align and we’ve changed as people. The space the pandemic afforded for reflection made me realise that I don’t need to do that and should focus my energy on the people who support me and are positive sources in my life.”

Where Hannah’s last record, 2020’s All That Emotion, was produced alongside Aaron Dessner, her next album finds Georgas behind the glass. Joining her is partner Sean Sroka (of Ten Kills The Pack) in a co-production capacity. Other musicians that contributed along the way include James McAlister on drums (one of Sufjan Steven’s regular confidantes), Graham Walsh (whose synth and bass regularly peppers records by the likes of Holy Fuck and Metz), and Gabe Wax (Soccer Mommy’s go-to collaborator, but has also worked with War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, and Spoon) who contributed his drum programming skills.

Ultimately though, the Canadian sought to take the reins herself, taking back control of her own destiny, and cutting out too much outside influence. Recorded in Toronto with a treasure trove of analogue equipment and a work ethic that left no idea unturned I’d Be Lying If I Said I Didn’t Care is a record by a songwriter at the peak of her powers.

“This record is a big step for me from a creative standpoint and it feels like a true representation of where my writing and head is at,” reflects Hannah. “This album means a lot to me and I’m really proud of it. It feels like a long time coming but also feels like it wouldn’t have come together without all of the time and experiences I’ve had leading up to this.”

Catch Hannah Georgas on tour:

July 18 – Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
July 29 – Slake Brewing, Picton, ON
Sept. 3 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow
Sept. 5 – Prince Albert, Brighton
Sept. 7 – The Waiting Room, London
Sept 18, – Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City
Sept 19, – Stubbs, Austin, TX
Sept 21 – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX *
Sept 22 – The Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA *
Sept 23 – The Eastern, Atlanta, GA *
Sept 24 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC *
Sept 26 – XL Live, Harrisburg, PA *
Sept 27 – Royale, Boston, MA *
Sept 28 – Royale, Boston, MA *
Sept 29, – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY *
Sept 30 – The Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY *
Oct 02 – The Majestic, Detroit, MI *
Oct 03 – HI-FI Annex, Indianapolis, IN *
Oct 04 – Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, KY *
Oct 05 – The Pageant, St. Louis, MO *
Oct 06 – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, TN *
Nov 1 – Rum Runners, London
Nov 2 – Bridgeworks, Hamilton
Nov 3 – TD Music Hall, Toronto
Nov 4 – Warehouse, St. Catharines
Nov 10 – Petit Campus, Montreal
Nov 11 – The Isabel Bader Rehearsal Hall, Kingston
Nov 12 – Market Hall, Peterborough
* with Broken Social Scene

Pre-order the new album I’d Be Lying If I Said I Didn’t Care HERE


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