Interview with Georgia Water
Georgia Water is an alt-rock queer songwriter and vocalist. Born in NYC to Greek immigrant parents, Water allows her roots to permeate her tunes through the subtle use of Greek words, culture, and in some songs, even the bouzouki. Her music is honest, unfiltered, and reminiscent of early 90's women like Alanis Morisette, Courtney Love, and Liz Phair.
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
The radio helped birth my love for music. I always had a radio in my room growing up. It's a bummer that radio is struggling and people are listening to it less and less. Long live AM/FM radio!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I'm a filmmaker, so when I'm not making music I'm telling stories and creating visual art through that medium.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
I was born in Manhattan and grew up in NJ and NYC. I'm currently based out of NJ and also have a base in LA. I would say Manhattan had the biggest effect on my artistic development, and in particular, the West Village.
Tell me about the best show you played.
The best show I played was probably at the Viper Room. I had always wanted to play the Viper Room since I first heard about it as a teen, it has always felt and still feels like such an iconic space. I want to thank Jeff Fioretti for giving me a chance to play there! I still can't believe it's scheduled to be torn down. Booooo.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
I would totally fan-girl if I got on a ticket with Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, or Alanis Morisette. I also would be so excited to play any iconic festival, like Lollapalooza or Glastonbury.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into music?
If I had to give advice to someone just getting into music it would be: please make music because you actually have something to say, not for the sake of some fucking algorithm.
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice, what would it be?
If I could go back in time and give myself advice... it would be: most people around you don't actually want you to succeed, so stop asking for empty opinions! Always make your own decisions.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
It's hard to pick which song means the most to me because I see them all as my children, but I would say Bones stands out because it's not about a particular person, it's a reminder that we're all going to die and no one has any idea what they're actually doing.
Which songs get requested the most?
My most requested songs as of this moment are probably Bones, Bitter, Cars & Jewels, and Say.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Typically my music includes topics that people are too afraid to talk about.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
My plans for the future are to continue being a human on this planet.
I would love to spotlight my new song Heaven, which is coming out on 11/11.
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