Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas) Dispels Existential Angst on Beautiful New Single “Soothe You’
June 16, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Eora/Sydney based musician, songwriter, singer and presenter GEORGIA MOONEY (one quarter of ARIA Award-winning folk band All Our Exes Live In Texas) today shares her delicate, achingly beautiful album closer ‘Soothe You’ alongside a cinematic black and white live performance video. Alongside recent singles ‘Break It Off’, ‘War Romance’ and ‘I Am Not In A Hurry’, ‘Soothe You’ will appear on Mooney’s forthcoming debut album Full of Moon, out August 25 via Nettwerk, and is out everywhere today – stream HERE.
‘Soothe You’ is a slow-building piano-led lullaby that sees Georgia Mooney’s characteristically timeless, bell-like vocals take centre stage on a bed of exquisite, heart-wrenching strings. Speaking to the bracing confrontations we’ve all had with our own mortality over the past few years, the track contemplates the fragility of life and all that we hold dear, as Mooney reaches through this brutal clarity to protect those she loves; to be a shield to the pain and “soothe you, if it’s the last thing I do”. Mooney says of the track, “Soothe You came all at once in the depths of the pandemic. With unrelenting sadness enveloping the whole world, and the shock of how suddenly everything had turned upside down, I had a longing to write a lullaby of sorts. Sometimes I felt like society had received an almighty slap in the face for getting so complacent. Like all of us, I kept thinking of how desperately I wanted to protect the people I love. With music, I only ever want to make people feel good, feel connected and feel transported. Soothe You weeps with you and holds you close.”
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Georgia Mooney’s forthcoming debut album Full of Moon is a meticulously crafted sonic universe that tells stories of the beauty and potency of vulnerability, and the complexities of connection and perception, carried by her soaring ethereal voice over lush, cinematic soundscapes. Co-produced with Grammy Award-winning heavyweight Noah Georgeson (Cate Le Bon, Devendra Banhart, Marlon Williams, Joanna Newsom), the album is a glorious and imaginative sonic fresco, rich in texture and colour, and as wide in scope as the seductive intimacy of Mooney’s stunning vocals and confronting and deftly observed lyrics. The diversity of her songwriting is on full display: from Kate Bush-esque artful pop on ‘War Romance’, to 80s-inspired eccentricity on ‘Some Of Us’, to folk songs like ‘What An Inconvenience’ and ‘What’ll I Do’ which feel instantly timeless, as Mooney combines a breadth of influences to create a world and sound uniquely her own.
With the original plan to record Full of Moon in LA during 2020 out the window, Mooney and Georgeson used the situation to their advantage and recruited some of their all-time favourite musicians from three continents to contribute to the making of the album remotely. Rob Moose (Phoebe Bridgers, boygenius, Bon Iver) contributed magnificent string parts to six songs from his studios in NYC, Sam Dixon (Adele) anchors, twists and transports songs with his creative basslines sent from London, Marcus Hamblett (Laura Marling, Villagers) crafted worlds within worlds with layers of synths, guitars and horns from Brighton, England, with Ben Edgar (Angus & Julia Stone), who brings unique texture with his eclectic guitar parts from Germany, and renowned jazz drummer Evan Mannell’s impeccable and inventive rhythms, collaborating from Mooney’s home of Eora/Sydney.
First finding fame as one quarter of acclaimed folk band All Our Exes Live in Texas, Georgia Mooney (she/her) is an ARIA-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Eora/Sydney. She co-hosts the Simply Marvellous podcast with Rhys Nicholson and Kyran Wheatley and is also the creator of SUPERGROUP, a wonderfully entertaining musical variety show that brings together an eclectic mix of musicians to perform each other’s songs and tell weird and wonderful stories from the road. The critically acclaimed show toured in 2022 after several years in residency in Eora/Sydney, and has featured 42 special guests including Tim Minchin, Hannah Joy (Middle Kids), Montaigne, Tim Rogers and Ngaiire. As deft and charismatic a speaker as a musician, Mooney has hosted the APRA Awards, frequently guest hosted on Double J, and contributed angelic harmony vocals to the likes of Passenger, Tim Minchin, Kesha and many more. Together with All Our Exes Live In Texas, she has toured the world several times over, including as special guests of the iconic Midnight Oil, Backstreet Boys and Nathaniel Ratelif. Mooney’s debut single ‘War Romance’ and followups ‘I Am Not In A Hurry’ & ‘Break It Off’ attracted support from the Daily Telegraph, ABC Radio National Breakfast, Rolling Stone Australia, The Music Network, NME, Pilerats, AIR, Q News, Music Feeds, Tone Deaf, The Music, The AU Review and beyond, with radio support from Double J, FBi, 2SER, Triple R, PBS, Edge Radio and more.
Georgia Mooney – ‘Soothe You’
Out today via Nettwerk
Georgia Mooney – Full of Moon
out August 25 via Nettwerk
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