Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas) Shares Powerfully Feminist Anthem ‘Nothing Is Forever’ w/ Video
July 28, 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 ‘Nothing Is Forever’, a powerfully feminist and cinematic track, alongside a video directed by Nick Mckk (Julia Jacklin, RVG). Alongside recent singles ‘Break It Off’, ‘War Romance’, ‘I Am Not In A Hurry’ and ‘Soothe You’, ‘Nothing Is Forever’ is taken from Mooney’s forthcoming debut album Full of Moon, out August 25 via Nettwerk, and is out everywhere today – stream HERE. With the new music, Mooney also announces album launch dates this September in Eora/Sydney and Naarm/Melbourne – dates below.
‘Nothing Is Forever’ takes off like a train in both sound and spirit; an anthemic slice of triumphant alt-folk that will resonate with fans of First Aid Kit and Courtney Marie Andrews with its tumbling drums, potent trumpets, and lush, swelling open chords in a widescreen arrangement featuring dulcimer, mandolin, harmonium, trombone, guitars and bass. Penned at a high point of the #MeToo movement, the track remains startlingly relevant with its shots at the kind of misogynist that poses as enlightened; “arguably the most damaging type of sexist… the wolf in sheep’s clothing” affirms Mooney, and is ultimately an aspirational call-to-arms that she says promises “Nothing is forever, not even the patriarchy.”
This evocative tone is shared by the track’s cinematic visuals, directed by Nick Mckk (Kate Miller-Heidke, Jen Cloher, Alice Skye) on the land of the Dharug and Gundungurra people in the so-called Blue Mountains. Characterised by sweeping cinematography and long, slow zooms, the video finds Mooney and her dulcimer in an ethereal, serene state against a backdrop of majestic ancient trees, rocks, and waterfalls – a perfect visual complement to the inherent drama of the single. Of the video, Mooney says “With dulcimer in tow, Nick and I scrambled through bush and fell (literally) into creeks, finding captivating and evocative places for me to perch, strum and sing into the trees. We started at noon and by nightfall had explored waterfalls, valleys, and watched the sunset over the treetops. I enjoyed the contrast of singing ‘Nothing Is Forever’ in an environment so ancient. One wonders how many people and birds have sung to those trees. The video became a love letter to that part of the world, which of course I hope is forever.”
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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 plush, widescreen 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 broad 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’ & ‘Soothe You’ 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 – Full of Moon
out August 25, 2023 via Nettwerk
Saturday 16 September – Mary’s Underground – Eora/Sydney
Thursday 21 September – Wesley Anne – Naarm/Melbourne
Tickets from georgiamooney.com/tour