Melbourne born singer Georgia van Etten has today shared her latest single I’d Like To Be, building up the anticipation for her upcoming album Deep Black Water.
I’d Like To Be is the new romantic track you didn’t know you needed. It sounds like something Nancy Meyers would put in one of her rom-com films, and is that perfect upbeat tune that would brighten your day. I once watched a film where a character who was unlucky when it came to love, needed a happy song. If you are in need of a happy song I’d Like To Be could be the perfect choice.
Etten, who co-produced the track with Edwin Ireland, brings a blend of retro, laid back sound, mixed with affected keys, spaghetti western guitar and vibraphone tones within the piece.
Georgia elaborates on the track, “the song is written as if I’m telling that certain someone then and there how I feel. I want the listener to experience my story but also find resonance if they too have plucked up the courage or longed to.”
In support of fellow artists Etten, who provided visual and artistic direction for the video, commissioned eight young contemporary Australian dancers to make their own videos that highlight the essence of being fierce and overall a feel-good visual. Sian Kelly provided direction to the dancers along with Jazz Miller to create moments of synchronicity within the differing landscapes each dancer found themselves in. With Georgia reflecting, “I was truly blown away when I received everyone’s pieces and my excitement grew tenfold- I knew this was going to be a special and authentic video. It took me an age to pick out all the best parts and put them together in an edit, but worth the time as the result is a truly collaborative video that showcases some of Australia’s best, young dance talent.”
I’d Like To Be is out now! Listen to the track below.