Australian 18-year old rising star George Alice Shares a new acoustic version of her single “Teenager“
Written by George Alice and mixed by Neal Pogue (Tyler The Creator, PINK!, Anderson .Paak, Robyn), the indie-pop anthem is a call to arms for the youth during one of the most turbulent global climates in history. It flips the script, giving a voice to a disenfranchised generation and demands the world to pay attention.
This stripped-down version reveals George’s immense technical skill, the gorgeous vulnerability in her voice and the rawness of the song’s lyrics. “Teenager” signals the next phase of her career as she waves goodbye to her teenage years and begins to establish herself as the next great Aussie pop-export.
George shares, “I wrote ‘Teenager’ with Maribelle right after I left high-school, I’d just finished a lot of international travel and was still really overwhelmed by the last year. Every line has a different meaning and was somehow relevant in my life, the main one being the sarcasm behind the phrase’ I’m just a fucking teenager”. I felt really underestimated in the music industry being so young, I know so many teenagers feel this way in the schooling system too, so I wanted to bring attention to it. I hope this song can be the making of more unique individuals and kids stepping out being who they are.”
Officially signing a global deal with Loma Vista Recordings (Denzel Curry, St. Vincent, Marilyn Manson, Soccer Mommy) George made a splash with follow-up single “Stuck In A Bubble.” Both “Circles” and “Stuck In A Bubble” have now clocked a combined 11 million Spotify streams, and landed coveted cover profiles on Spotify’s Pop n’ Fresh and The Local List.
“Recording this was a pretty wild day. Half way through the shoot (in Melbourne) we found out the borders were closing that night and I had to fly back to Adelaide asap. Although it was super stressful, I think the adrenaline of it all helped create some magic! Visually I wanted to do something a little louder and bright in what was a pretty dark time, GG McG really helped me bring this to life. It was also important for me to capture the recording in this way musically – no frills, just me and the lyrics. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)’”
“Stuck In A Bubble” was added to triple j rotation in its first week; also picking up a National Nights add on Australia’s Hit Network. Sir Elton John picked it up for a spin on his ROCKET HOUR show on Apple Music 1. George cracked #4 on Shazam’s Discovery Australia Chart and was featured as Apple Music’s Spotlight Artist for July.