Hands up, I know I’m somewhat late to the party in giving “About Work The Dancefloor” by Georgia some blog love. It was released a couple of weeks ago. I have to admit this track caught me largely aware about Georgia although, it goes without saying the 80s synth vibes made light work of pulling me in. I have seen Georgia’s name peep up on music festival line-ups recently, but still, it didn’t register with me that she was the talented mind behind this song. Now my lightbulbs switched on to Georgia, all fanaticism about this track has firmly clicked into place for me. As the moral stands, it’s better to get there in the end than not at all.
As a solo artist, she is still regarded as a newcomer, but really this isn’t the case at all. Georgia Barnes has been around music all her life. Her father Neil Barnes was a founding member of 90s production duo Leftfield. Therefore, influences in music rippled through the household she grew up in. Georgia herself took up the role of a session drummer before taking the solo artist route. In 2015, she released her self-titled debut album yet with all of this music amassed behind her, she is still being talked about as an emerging talent.
As she returns to the spotlight, the rhythmically upbeat track “About Work The Dancefloor” is doing really good work in bringing her music to a new audience. Case being, I was drawn like a magnet to the electrifying New Order-ish groove of this track. Similarly, as a fan of the 80s era, I know I should be drooling over the music video as it is so inspired by this phenomenal decade in electronic pop. I can’t process why on this occasion I don’t feel it’s magic but instead, my eyes are glued to the live session Georgia has recorded for Vevo DSCVR. Watching her front of house, surrounded by a set-up of electronic instruments is a much more powerful image which I connect with.
“About Work The Dancefloor” has definitely got me feeling some kind of good way about Georgia’s broadening electronic-pop direction. I will be watching her movements in electronic-pop like a hawk from now on.