One of 2018's breakout stars G Flip, aka Melbourne singer, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Flipo, enters 2019 blazing with two new tracks "Drink Too Much" and "Bring Me Home". Both songs demonstrate the versatility of the talented young artist.

First up G Flip shared the video to "Bring Me Home", a gorgeously emotive ballad about her mental state over the course of the most intense period of her life. The track shows a different side to her as a songwriter and deals with the side effects of and realities of her life changing dramatically over the last 12 months.

"2018 was an epic, exciting, exhausting year for me and my brain struggled to keep up. I had quite a bit of anxiety and frankly, it scared the s out of me. It was really overwhelming and this song is about that. It's ok not to be ok sometimes."

She continues "I needed the film clip to be emotional like the song. I wrote this song when I was breaking down so I wanted to portray that in the visual. I can't act to save my life so I put myself in a hot warehouse on a 97 degree day and drummed for 6 hours straight until I couldn't anymore to show that real emotion and convey what I was feeling."

G Flip also gives some insight behind "Drink Too Much" telling us "This is one of my oldest songs I perform. I wrote it after a big night at Melbourne club Revolver. I used to be a bit of a party animal back in the day before I settled down to take my career seriously. My music is a bit like an open diary. It's a fun song but it also tells how I was feeling at the time: I got dumped, I was lonely and I was young and dumb."

Since the release of her debut track "About You" in early 2018, G Flip has become one of the most talked about artists in Australia and around the world. The breakout single scored a Pitchfork Best New Track, topped US college radio and landed in the top 20 of the Spotify Global Viral Charts. Combined with her second single "Killing My Time", G Flip's two releases have already received over 23 million streams, been championed by Beats1 (Zane Lowe & Matt Wilkinson), BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Phil Taggart & Huw Stephens), KCRW, NPR and made G Flip one of the 2018's most played artists on triple j back home in Australia. G Flip wowed industry and fans with her debut performances at SXSW, The Great Escape, Field Day UK and Splendour in the Grass, before selling out her debut Australian tour.

A refreshed G Flip is set to have a huge 2019, kicking off with Laneway Festival dates a UK tour with North American dates on the horizon as well.

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

Monday 28 January | Albert Park, Auckland

Saturday 2 February | Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Sunday 3 February | Callan Park, Rozelle, Sydney

Friday 8 February | Hart's Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide

Saturday 9 February | Footscray Park, Footscray, Melbourne

Sunday 10 February | Esplanade Reserve & West End, Fremantle

UK and Europe Dates

Wednesday 15 May | London, UK | The Garage

Thursday 16 May | Paris, France | Le Pop Up Du Label

Thursday 23 May | Berlin, Germany | Kantine am Berghain

At school G Flip was known as "that drummer girl"; from Year 8 on, she spent every spare moment with her drum teacher, who was, like her, young, queer and female.

When her teacher died suddenly at 30 years of age, it drove a devastated Georgia to go hard after the dreams they'd talked about in those long hours at school: tour the US, be "that drummer girl who sings" and eventually, make her own music. After hitting the road across the US and Asia playing drums in a touring band, she realised she'd taken other people's music as far as she could. Soon after, she headed back to Melbourne and set up a bedroom studio in a suburban sharehouse.

In the afternoons and evenings, Georgia taught drums and piano to kids in order to support herself. But from 9.30am to 4.30pm every day of 2017, she taught herself; how to produce her own songs, how to tease out the melodies she hummed into her phone's voice memo app and how to find her own voice after years of performing other people's songs. 'About You' is the first taste of those efforts. In 2018, she's out of her bedroom, and she's all in.

Photo Credit: Amelia J Dowd

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