The opening moments of Hannah Georgas’ sprawling and lyrically-evocative new album, For Evelyn, highlights Hannah’s seemingly endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound her audience’s expectations, setting the stage for her most ambitious and personal record yet. With its dreamy soundscape, For Evelyn is named after Hannah’s “compassionate, patient, kind and beautiful” 98-year-old grandmother, who has been a lifelong inspiration to her. Produced in collaboration with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), they explore a variety of effects that alternate between playful, suggestive, funky, and foreboding, adding depth to Hannah’s compositions.
For Evelyn offers an intimate front row seat to the vast spectrum of Hannah’s emotional highs and lows with buoyant tracks like the sweeping single “Don’t Go”, to beautifully haunting lower tempo heart-rending songs. Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (Wye Oak, War On Drugs, Daughter) the album features Andy Shauf, Howie Beck and Ryan Guildemond.