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Georgie Neilsen Pulls On Heartstrings With New Single And Announces Debut EP

Effortlessly endearing indie-folk / country-pop artist Georgie Neilsen of Meanjin/Brisbane is back to pull on our heartstrings once again with stunning new single 'Eyes Wide Open', out now, with 'Suburban Daze' debut EP to follow on Nov 18.

Georgie Neilsen has been making music since 2017, first with her band Georgie & The Growing Pains, then as a solo artist with her 2020 single 'Suburban Daze'. Also a talented cabaret performer, Neilsen has sold out multiple shows including one of her own at Women In Voice, Queensland Cabaret Festival, Girl & Guitar and Anywhere Festival, as well as playing festival slots for Sunlit Sounds, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, Hidden Lanes Festival, while also supporting Chris Cheney (of The Living End) at The Zoo earlier this year.

Hot on the heels of indie-rock banger 'The Last Time I Felt Better', this new track is more bitter than bittersweet but harnesses its power as an ode to rebuilding yourself after a breakup.

A charming and gentle strum-driven intro gears up with bitingly honest lyrics. Soon enough, 'Eyes Wide Open' blossoms into an uplifting bop with indie rock rhythm and restless country-leaning guitar that swells with earnest lyrics to a heartfelt crescendo. Neilsen's vocal prowess and talent as a songwriter is on full display here, and with a chorus this catchy it's bound to incite a singalong at future live shows.

Speaking of the the song's evolution, Neilsen explains:

"Eyes Wide Open has gone through many forms. From a heavy guitar driven song to a solo soulful folk tune and through drawing influences from HAIM and Katy Perry it has transformed into a sweet and sassy bop about reclaiming power and independence post-heartbreak."

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