Georgia and The Vintage Youth have been steadily building up a fanbase with several festival appearances, a 50-date support slot on Collabro’s UK Tour which included a finale performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London as well as various livestream performances online during lockdown.
September 2020 sees the release of their new EP ‘Overthinker’ as well as the single of the same name which was penned by Essex girl Georgia Crandon during a stint working in a pub. “So I am an overthinker, so I dig myself a six-foot ditch” she sings in a husky tone whilst being backed by a groovy blend of piano, drums and horns just like Paolo Nutini’s single ‘Pencil Full of Lead’. I wonder if she likes the work of Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox as that would be an interesting collaboration with the right song choice.
It could be argued that the lyrics albeit relatable are slightly defeatist in nature, but the upbeat backing complete with catchy clapping proves that the song is more one of realisation “Little old me, I know when I’m grown up well I’m just getting by.” The overall effect is of interesting comparison and a light-hearted shoulder shrug at the state of it all.
Overall, ‘Overthinker’ is the perfect anthem for the disenfranchised twentysomethings who stand up and ask “There’s got to be more to life than this?” A real vocal talent with heartfelt material – a winning combination.
‘Overthinker’ is released on the Thursday 24th September 2020 the same day as the EP.