High school student George Alice has just been announced triple j’s Unearthed High winner for 2019.
The talented singer was surprised by triple j’s Ben and Liam at her South Australian school with the news that her song Circle was this years best.
High School student George Alice was surprised by Triple J at school with the news that her song Circle had won the Unearthed High competition.
“In a wickedly competitive field this year, South Australian student George Alice made her voice heard with, well, that voice! It’s been impossible to dislodge the way she sings that circular refrain from our heads,” said triple j Unearthed Music Director Dave Ruby Howe.
The 16-year-old was shocked at the news of her achievement, humbly second-guessing the triple j radio hosts.
Circles is both bold and beautiful, mixed and layered with the kind of quality you would expect from somebody we above her years.
Despite this being her first major step towards a life in the industry, George has been immersing herself in music for years. A keen busker since 11 years old, she would take herself to the Tamworth Country Music Festival to busk and is also very invested in her songwriting.
Of Circles, George told triple j it is about “being really lost and confused about how you’re feeling with friendships and relationships.”
The popular competition involved 1500 entries from other talented musicians, with past winners including Kian and Japanese Wallpaper.
The lucky musician will be flown to triple j headquarters to mix and record music professionally, as well as being partnered with a high profile musician for mentoring.
George Alice will remember her very unique day at school forever because it might just be the start of a life-changing adventure for the promising, young Aussie.
Listen to her track Circles below: