Following the release of his third studio album ‘Stellar Drifting’ last year, George FitzGerald announces a brand-new spellbinding EP, ‘Not As I’ – due for release June 9th via Domino’s imprint label, Double Six.
First taster from the EP arrives in the form of the entrancing ‘Mother’. Featuring SYML, the solo project of American artist Brian Fennell who recently collaborated with Lana Del Rey on her new album on the track ‘Paris, Texas’, ‘Mother’ features a beautiful piano melody set against hypnotic beats and SYML’s crystal clear, mesmerising vocals.
“Collaborating with SYML on this EP was a real joy,” George recalls. “I actually reached out to him a few years ago to see if he was interested in writing together. He’s an amazing lyricist and has a distinctive vocal tone, and I felt it would match my music really beautifully. Still, it took me quite a while to get to a place where I could finish the track, but sometimes you just have to let things take their course and not force them. Hopefully you can hear some of that patience in this track.”
Recorded at George’s London studio at the end of 2022, ‘Mother’ and the rest of the ‘Not As I’ EP showcases his continued evolution as a producer, and his ability to reframe his work through new collaborations. “I’d been thinking a lot about my first record ‘Fading Love’ and I wanted to revisit the calmer and more intimate part of my sound,” George explains. “Music that occupies a liminal space between club and home listening. To me, ‘Stellar Drifting’ fizzed with nervous energy and maximalist sound design. In my head, this is the afterglow from that.”
George FitzGerald is a singular voice in electronic music, uniting underground dancefloor progressivism with pop’s cutting edges for over a decade. Following the release of 2015’s debut album ‘Fading Love’ and 2018’s breakthrough album ‘All That Must Be’, last year’s ‘Stellar Drifting’, featured tracks with Panda Bear, London Grammar and SOAK, and artwork created by the celebrated designer David Rudnick. The campaign concluded with a sold-out UK and European tour in October.
After many years in Berlin releasing tracks on labels including Aus and Hotflush Recordings, FitzGerald signed to Domino's imprint label Double Six in 2013 and made the transition from club producer to album artist, establishing a celebrated live show, and working with icons such as Bonobo and Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn. As well as a collaboration album entitled ‘OTHERLiiNE’ with UK artist Lil Silva, FitzGerald helped produce London Grammar's 2021 number one album, hosted his very own BBC Radio 1 residency and boasts a remix roster with the likes of Foals, Moby and Jon Hopkins.
Listen to George FitzGerald’s ‘Mother’ ft. SYML here.