Georgia Anne Muldrow Announces New Album Overload out October 26 via Brainfeeder
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“Georgia Anne Muldrow is one of my favorite musicians in the world.” – Dev Hynes / Blood Orange
“She’s incredible. She’s like [Roberta] Flack, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, she’s something else.” – Mos Def
“She cozies up to the kind of sumptuous and psychedelic R&B beat she forged with Madlib on 2012’s Seeds and offers gratitude for an all-consuming romantic love” – Pitchfork (BEST NEW TRACK, “Overload”)
“Georgia Anne Muldrow is a super-student of the 1970s, of people like Roberta Flack and Betty Davis and her mother, Rickie Byars Beckwith, a spiritualist and fellow traveler of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders” – New York Times
“aligning more with the Afrocentric current that flows through underground hip-hop, avant-R&B, and psychedelic soul … a singer, rapper and beat-making producer. Her village elders include the rapper Mos Def, the producer Madlib and the vocalist Erykah Badu.” – NPR
On October 26, 2018, Georgia Anne Muldrow will release her new album – a modern soul classic in the making titled Overload – via Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder record label.
During her 12 year career, Georgia Anne Muldrow has earned the respect and admiration of listeners and peers alike via her incredible talent not only as a vocalist and songwriter spanning jazz, soul and hip-hop but her long-standing role as a producer and musician.
“Youre my Jay Electronica… you take it there,” declares Ali Shaheed Mohammed of A Tribe Called Quest. He is one of a long list of admirers including Mos Def (“She’s incredible. She’s like [Roberta] Flack, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, she’s something else.”), Erykah Badu, Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange (“[She] is one of my favorite musicians in the world”), Bilal and Robert Glasper who invited Georgia to perform on his “Miles Ahead” OST in 2016.
“Music is my discipline. It’s my way of meditating, it’s my way of thanking God, it’s my way of communicating… It’s my way of life,” Georgia explains. Typically working alone, her new album flips that dynamic and takes Georgia out of her comfort zone for the first time since Seeds(2003) which was entirely produced by Madlib. Overload bears the fruits of numerous collaborations, most notably with duo Mike & Keys (50 Cent, Nipsey Hussle, Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy) who contribute production to four tracks including the sleek, anthemic title track “Overload” – Pitchfork Best New Track on June 25, 2018 – alongside Khalil (Dr Dre).
“Overload [the album] is an experiment in restraint,” she explains. “I pack myself into something as clear as possible with the help of gifted artists from all over the world. The live show is an experiment in interpretation. That’s when [my band] The Righteous and I unpack into a joyful noise. Both of these dynamics have been striving to balance themselves within me since birth… since wanting to record anything. And by the grace of Patience, Discipline, and Devotion, a sweet spot has started to appear.”
Elsewhere Dutchman Moods and Manila’s Lustbass bring the slo-mo funk heat on “Aerosol” and “Vital Transformation” respectively, and Shana Jenson (Muldrow) and Georgia’s partner Dudley Perkins crop up on “You Can Always Count On Me” (a cover of the Gap Band “These Are The Things I Like About You”. Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc, and Dudley Perkins share Executive Production credits on the album.
Themes of Love, Spirituality, Self-Actualization are woven into Georgia’s music, but she also does not shy away from politics and has been loudly and vigorously critical of the persistent state of inequality between Black and White in the US. Nowhere more directly than on “Blam” – a song about self-defense. “I believe that it has the bones of a spiritual song,” says Georgia. “It’s an updated negro spiritual in aesthetic”.
Georgia Anne Muldrow was 17 when she began making beats in earnest but first lit up the scene with her debut album Olesi: Fragments Of An Earth in 2006. It was at this time that Georgia met, befriended and collaborated with the likes of Madlib, Oh No, MED (fka Medaphoar), Wildchild, DJ Romes and her future partner Dudley Perkins aka Declaime. She co-founded the SomeOthaShip Connect record label with Dudley in 2008, the platform and springboard for many of her musical travels that have expanded and extended down myriad pathways. Georgia has collected many names over the years: Ms. One, Pattie Blingh & The Akebulan 5, an electrofusion collaboration with DJ Romes called Blackhouse, and astral jazz outings as Jyoti – a Hindu name given to Georgia by her Aunt Radha’s friend Alice Coltrane (they attended the same ashram) and serendipitously Great Aunt to one Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus. “She showed me so much love as a child. She knew I was going to work with synthesizers before I did,” laughs Georgia.
It is fitting that a decade on in 2018, Georgia should sign to Brainfeeder – a record label deeply embedded in LA, with a ton of shared history, shared beliefs, and a united vision of the future – to release her stunning new album Overload.
PRE-ORDER OVERLOAD HERE:
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Overload
(October 26, 2018 – Brainfeeder)
01. I.O.T.A. (Instrument Of The Ancestors)
02. Play It Up
05. Williehook (Skit)
07. Vital Transformation
08. You Can Always Count On Me (feat. Shana Jenson)
09. These Are The Things I Really Like About You (feat. Dudley Perkins)
10. Canadian Hillbilly
11. Conmigo (Reprise)
12. Bobbie’s Dittie
09/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Open Arts & Music Festival (Downtown Glendale)
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Brainfeeder Takeover @ Adult Swim Festival
10/02 – Brussels, BE @ VK
11/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Uber Jazz Festival
11/04 – Eindhoven, NL @ So What’s Next Festival
11/05 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
11/07 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
11/08 – Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers
11/09 – Dublin, IE @ Sugar Club
11/10 – Paris, FR @ New Morning
11/11 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival