You may or may not be familiar with Australian indie artist Georgia Mooney, who has recently stepped out as a solo act. For years, she toured with the acclaimed folk band All Our Exes Live in Texas, performing at festivals like SXSW, Splendour in the Grass, and The Great Escape. Outside of the band, Georgia lent her lush vocals to a diverse range of artists, polishing off tracks from Kesha, Nathaniel Rateliff, and more. When she is not singing, Georgia is hosting award shows, serving as a guest DJ on radio shows, and teaming up with comedians Rhys Nicholson and Kyran Wheatley for the Simply Marvellous podcast. While she has so many talents, Georgia is first and foremost a musician, which is why she is now taking the time to debut as a solo artist. She will release her first album, Full of Moon, on August 25, which will feature previously released tracks “War Romance” and “I Am Not in a Hurry,” along with the latest, “Break It Off.”
On “Break It Off,” Georgia tries to come to terms with unrequited love. As much as she wants this other person to love her, she knows that it is not meant to be. While it hurts, she accepts that it is best to cut them out completely. Still, she sings, “Pull the pin and be gone / Break it off, break it off / I know I’ll never have the heart to leave you,” exposing her conflicted feelings. Despite the lyrical twists and brokenhearted words, the track is a pleasant offering, with chipper chords, sweet strings, and simple melodies. You can check out the 80s-themed video below, which features workout gear by RETROSWEAT.
Georgia definitely builds a whimsical fantasy world with this track, which is all the more complete with a nod to her celebrity crush, Benedict Cumberbatch. Telling us a little more about this, Georgia shares that the track is not complete without “of course, a middle 8 mention of my celebrity dream husband, to whom all men are compared.”
You can listen to “Break It Off” on platforms like Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify.
Pre-order Full of Moon here.