by Philip Moss
There’s no better way to get lost than in the majesty of song. And Hannah Georgas’ new single, Same Mistakes, is better than most, as she lays her emotions and vulnerabilities out in the open.
The latest production from The National’s Aaron Dessner’s Long Pond Studios, Same Mistakes is a masterclass in the understated. Recalling the crackling sepia feel of Gia Margaret’s There’s Always Glimmer, its soft, processed drums and hook laden, ambient guitar slides provide the perfect canvas for the Toronto native’s unveiling of emotions. And as is the case for many of us, her protective mechanism isn’t necessarily helpful in the long run – ‘I have a hard time going back – I’ll admit it – I carry a lot it after the fact’. A much needed balm during these particularly turbulent and isolating times, drifting into Georgas’ mind space is a comforting place to be.
Same Mistakes is Georgas’ second single of 2020, and precedes an as yet untitled album release through Brassland / Arts & Crafts planned for later this year.
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