Georgia Fearn, the 17 year old singer-songwriter from Camarthen, grew up singing with her grandmother and with her encouragement learnt to play the guitar and began writing songs from the age of nine. Years on she has developed an alternative pop style – tinged with a darker edge yet touched with a folky charm – which is quirky and catchy.
Georgia released her debut album back in March of this year, “The process of creating this album has been the best experience of my life.” It started out as an EP but quickly grew into something bigger, “I kept writing and writing and the other tracks came so naturally. I felt like if I was going to come out as a newcomer with something, I had to make it a real banger and I feel this album really makes an impression. It felt right to do it this way.”
Her tracks are conceptual, “A lot of my songs tell the stories of characters, whether that be inspired by a quick news clip on television or something I’ve read online. They may not be based on personal experiences but that’s not to say they aren’t very personal to me. They’re characters that I’ve created and I feel very close to all of them.”
Opener ‘L’Amour’ is her favourite track off the album, “When I first wrote it I never imagined it could be produced this way, and it just feels like such a bop whenever I hear it. This is what I’d want everyone to listen to before diving into the album, which is why I’ve chosen it as the opening track.”
The entire album is punchy, eclectic and mature. I have high expectations for all there is to follow in the future from this talented, young musician.
Want to know Georgia better? Just keep on reading…
Where did you grow up? And what’s the best thing about it?
I grew up in the town I’m living in now, Carmarthen. It’s got a very small population (just under 14,000) so it’s very homey and it’s one of those places where everyone knows each other. The best thing about it is definitely the community feeling and the support you get from everyone, especially other musicians living here. Local live music venue The Parrot is especially supportive of upcoming musicians and puts on regular original music nights for us.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I would definitely keep writing music all through the night, and if no inspiration came to me I’d keep trying to share the music I’ve already released. That’s what I do with most of my time anyway, getting out there to gig and sitting at my laptop just sending and sharing with everyone.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
There’s this takeaway pizza shop in town called Chick King, and honestly I think I could win a gold for the number of pizzas I’ve eaten there. They’re delicious.
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
Honestly, I think it would be to go on my own tour. I love to travel and this would be a dream come true to be able to travel the world whilst performing my music to fans. I hope that I can do this in the future.
Are you usually early or late?
I’m usually early surprisingly! If something’s been organised and I’m excited to go I’ll definitely be there earlier than anyone else.
What do you wish you knew more about?
It sounds really boring but the economy. I’m really into my politics, but that is one aspect of it that just bores me to death. I wish I could just sit down and read about it and educate myself but the maths makes me sleep! Shame as I’m so loud-mouthed about everything else to do with politics!
What are some small things that make your day better?
I absolutely love it when someone messages my twitter (@GgFearnMusic) or Facebook to tell me they’ve heard my song on the radio or saw me at a gig and really enjoyed it. It truly makes my day to hear that people have heard my stuff and have taken the time to tell me they liked it.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
I love lots of different music but it’s got to be ABBA. You cannot go wrong with a bit of ABBA. No matter what song it is you’ve got what you’ve come for.
What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?
Quite recently I did a trip to the US and travelled to New York, Vegas, San Francisco and LA. It was honestly one of the best experiences of my life and I would love to go back. The whole time I was there I was leaving my business cards with the album details randomly on public seats and tables hoping someone would pick them up and listen!
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
Definitely getting into some comfy clothes and watching Netflix. I love British humour so I stick on something like the Peep Show and get a bunch of junk food. My favourite show is This Country from the BBC, just brilliant!
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By Eveline Vouillemin – Up&Coming