Hannah Georgas is a quintessentially Canadian artist — multi-Juno award nominations, handfuls of awards, twice Polaris Prize long-listed — and still unassuming, and although perhaps not a household name, she’s beloved. In carving out a unique space in under the radar of this country’s narrow commercial radio landscape, Georgas has spent the better part of the last decade defying expectations, following her muse from cozy folk club friendly tunes to tracks comfortably at home alongside indie dance party synth-pop, all while continuing to develop a voice that can snarl with a punk rock edge or offer a softly aching ballad, both with confidence and ease. Fans of indie Canuck artists will find hooks to reel them in, but Georgas' songwriting can’t be easily pigeonholed as she continues to build a distinct sound and style. A highly anticipated upcoming album, produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, will serve to add to the long list of descriptors and comparisons Georgas warrants, while undoubtedly maintaining the intimacy, honesty, curiosity and command she already wears so well.
Biography by Derek McEwen