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Premiere: Georgia Mae – Keeper Of The Key Video

Ok so I’ve told I’m always too positive to when it comes reviews and all that jazz. But when I heard this. I was impressed and really impressed. One of the best songs I have heard by an Aussie artist in a long time. It’s a really refreshing tune. So we are premiering the video clip here and I wanted to find out from Georgia more.

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1. What was the inspiration behind the video clip?
I had an epic day last year shooting with Brisbane filmmaker/photographer, Danny McShane, and fell in love with his aesthetic, so the decision to shoot ‘Keeper of the Key’ with him was a no-brainer. Among many, I think one of the main channels of inspiration was beautiful Brisbane city itself – we spent time exploring the character of its ‘nightlife’ and juxtaposing this with a sort of ‘bedroom sanctuary’. Overall, we wanted to intrigue, stay true to the vibe of my sound and story, and create an interesting aural/visual experience.

2. Are you happy with the way it turned out and what do you hope people will get out of it?
I’m super happy with the final product and feel lucky that I got to work with such talented people! I hope people enjoy the insane quality of work that Danny and editor, Phoebe Galloway, have created, as well as maybe a heightened listening experience of the song.

3. What was the inspiration behind the song and how was it structured?
Initially, I wrote this as an orchestral piece for a game I was working on at uni. I decided it could make a cool pop song so I fleshed it out, found some new sounds, and wrote lyrics. I took a demo in to producer-of-the-century, Steve Thornely (fantastic human), recorded it, then sent it to get mixed in LA – it was all a bit of a convoluted process but throughout which I found my footing within this newish realm of electronic pop.

4. How does a song normally come to you?
Sometimes I find inspiration on the piano or guitar, sometimes I just feel an urge to tell a story. Sometimes both at the same time.

5. What inspires you now when writing music from when you were starting out?
One big thing has changed for me in terms of writing and that’s technology – before I started uni, I didn’t really have any access to, skills or knowledge of ‘music technology’. Having now finished a degree in it, it’s definitely influenced and inspired my sound, however, I still believe the story-telling side of songs comes from pretty much the same place.

6. How is working with people over in LA when you are living in Australia?
It’s really quite lovely! I work from home (which is a blessing in itself!), but communicating solely over email/Skype seems to get the job done quicker in a way – no workplace politics, I guess!

7. What to you stands out being the highlight to date?
Oh boy…I think, especially in the music industry, if you’re someone who has pretty high expectations of yourself, it’s too easy to be in a constant state of unsatisfaction when you focus on the ‘highlights’, even if those ‘highlights’ were really awesome – it’s like you fall into the trap of ‘the grass is always greener’ mentality. I’m really just into the whole idea of living in the moment and not thinking of life in stages. No particular highlights come to mind; although I’m super grateful for the amazing things that I’ve had the opportunity to do, I think every day can be just as awesome as the next #yolo

8. Do you have moments where you just can’t write and need to take a break?
Yeah, totally. Music to so many of us is not just a creative outlet, it’s a business. Taking breaks from the business side of things definitely helps.

9. What is your long term goal for your music and what do you hope 2016 will play a part in that?
I hope to be able to continue to travel with my music, and make people feel good when they listen to it. This year I’ll be focusing on my live show, trips to Sydney and LA, and writing.

10. Are you planning any albums or ep’s or will you be doing singles at the moment?
After the ‘Keeper of the Key’ film clip is released, I’ll be focusing on the release of my next single ‘Time With You. Then an EP after that!

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