Label: Domino Records
Released: 28th July 2023
Every album Georgia has released so far has evoked the transcendent power of dance music in different ways. Her debut was that instinctive primal rush, while 2020’s ‘Seeking Thrills’ captured the peak of hedonism in the sweaty, febrile atmosphere of the heart of the dancefloor. Three years later, Georgia is now taking her electronic odyssey to more spiritual and elemental pastures with the beatific reflection of ‘Euphoric’.
‘Euphoric’ is undoubtedly Georgia’s best collection of songs yet. Reaching a new level as both a singer and a songwriter, she used the pandemic to reflect on both herself and her relationship to music, and you can hear this in beautiful and airy productions like ‘Give It Up For Love’ and the hopeful and dreamy ‘Some Things You’ll Never Know’. Of course, there are still bangers, though, and the bonkers, ecstatic bagpipe-style synth riff of ‘All Night’ is perfectly suited for the expansive wide open spaces that the album was made for. The use of space and how to deploy it is an example of Georgia’s skill as a producer. Here, it’s truly masterful.
Working in conjunction with alt-pop legend Rostam, a subtle change in her creative process proves a good fit for Georgia and allows her the freedom to really go deeper into her artistry than ever before. The closing track ‘So What’ is a real heartstopper. More vulnerable and open than she’s ever been on record, it’s a signpost of just how far she has come. Mixing introspection with wide-eyed wonder, it’s a record full of dynamism and vividness.
The concept of euphoria can mean different things, but for Georgia, the album highlights a very personal kind of euphoria that makes this her most resonant and compelling work yet.