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Even the frigid Winnipeg weather can’t hold back this Ontario native. Hannah Georgas currently resides in Vancouver, and is set to tour in support of her new self-titled record alongside Mother Mother. With this third album we get a more in depth glimpse of how Hannah has transformed her writing capabilities as well as gained some sly moves with the aid of producer Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck. Well known in the raw indie/electronic sub genre, he marries his style well with Georgas’. With this production method audiences discover how Georgas’ wonderful voice transpires as an indie dance marvel comparable to the likes of Feist or Emily Haines. This trait stirs the senses into a myriad of compelling emotions for the listener on so many levels that you have an instant magnetism to the entire album even after the first listen.
 
Although on the first spin I didn’t seem to get hooked to “Millions,” but hearing it live made me understand the personal and political background where the lyrics came from. It is almost a marriage of Jane Sibery and Edie Brickell if that is possible. “Ode to Mom” evokes compassion with strong vocals that send the instruments into a hard stomping mixture of expressive movements. After Georgas’ father had passed away she began the task to compose something beautiful to give the support her mother deserved - there is no disappointing when hearing this song. Moving up to the more dramatic and heart felt “Shortie,” it carries a swagger while having fun without any regard to consequences. “Robotic” has been pumping the airwaves lately. An anthem in the making, this pure, poetic, and charming song grabs your attention in the harmony as softly spoken words float effortlessly. Sliding back into the more deep-rooted lyrics are “Fantasize” and “What You do to Me.” Both tell a compelling story of Georgas’ emotions through what could have been relationship woes. “Waiting Game” ends the album with a great electronic orchestral composition is “Waiting Game” – which sounds as if Men Without Hats wrote a song while watching Queen’s “Radio GaGa.” Enjoying this album start to finish it will be a highlight of 2012 compositions for myself. Curious Hannah Georgas listeners should check out her previous albums, This is Good and The Beat Stuff

By Marc 'Oxide' LaCasse
Jan 11, 2013

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