“Don’t Go,” the new single from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Hannah Georgas, just premiered. Of the track, which is available on iTunes, The Wild Honey Pie praises, “…strikes a perfect balance between lush production and dynamic quiet. The track slowly builds in intensity, as striking percussive hits and her vibrant vocals lead towards the powerful chorus,” while Wonderland asserts, “The song does what Georgas does best and gets you squarely in, as it were, the feels.”
Moreover, of the inspiration behind the song, Georgas comments, “For the last number of years I had been living far away from family. The distance definitely started weighing on me. I realized that time passes by so quickly and I was really feeling the need to be closer to home. It’s an overwhelming feeling coming to terms with the fact that one day my mom isn’t going to be around. I was feeling that heaviness when I was writing this song.”
“Don’t Go” is from Georgas’ anticipated new full-length album For Evelyn, which will be released this summer on Dine Alone Records. Named after Hannah’s “compassionate, patient, kind and beautiful” 98-year-old grandmother, For Evelyn was produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, etc) and features collaborations with Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother) and Andy Shauf.
In celebration of the release, Georgas will embark on a North American tour beginning June 17 at Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre with City and Colour followed by a series of dates with Boy & Bear. See below for complete details.
Since her debut in 2009, Georgas has released two full-length albums (This is Good (2010) and Hannah Georgas (2012)), toured alongside Sara Bareilles, Kathleen Edwards and City and Colour and had music featured on HBO’s “Girls.” Her most recent self-titled album received widespread critical praise, including notice at NPR Music, Mojo, the Vancouver Weekly and The Huffington Post, which called her “phenomenal.”
July 2—Detroit, MI—Shelter†
*with City and Colour