Some of the most relatable and listenable songs have come from dark and deeply emotional places. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ stellar tune Under The Bridge is based on rejection and a long history of drug abuse, while the Beatles’ Yesterday was written about a heart-wrenching break up. Those may be some famous examples, but it is the honesty of the lyrics that really resonate with people. Empathy is a clincher after all.
Following suite, a song that is titled Worst Part is never destined to be an airy, lighthearted tune. Rather, we are introduced to a song that is based on hardship and self-destruction, emitting a dark and beautiful sound. Intertwined with a subtle and upbeat undertone that lingers in the background, Worst Part shows the true colours of Sydney based singer / songwriter Georgia Mulligan.
A visceral listen that hits close to home, Sydney gal Georgia Mulligan proves she’s a name to remember on her latest single Worst Part.
If you’re not familiar with this lady yet, it’s about time to remedy that situation. Her previously released single, White Lies, has been buzzing around the local radio scene as of late, scoring regular rotation on FBi Radio and triple J Unearthed. So it’s pretty safe to say Mulligan is starting to make her presence known in the Sydney music scene, a presence which is bound to become more prolific in the wake of Worst Part.
Pulling inspiration from self-destruction, Georgia explained “Basically it’s about watching both yourself and the people around you repeat the same destructive patterns in their relationships. It’s about the sense of helplessness you can feel trying to support the ones you love even as they make decisions that you might see as mistakes.” Although the song stems from an unfortunate situation, the lyrics remain empathetic enough to convey a story that may feel all too familiar.
Produced with Ryan Brennan of Phantastic Ferniture, the song holds an essence of melancholy, that is stunningly complimented by Mulligan’s soulful and soothing vocals, which really stand out on the track. There are hints of a softer indie rock that, teamed with laid back, twangy guitar chords, almost borderline on having a surf-pop sound.
This my friends is a purely natural talent that shows no hints of being forced, and it’s one we’re hoping to hear more of. The mature and refined sound on Worst Part is making the release of Georgia Mulligan’s forthcoming EP all the more enticing.