George Eve’s early independent tracks such as ‘My Girl’ and ‘One Track Mind’ gave the young singer-songwriter his first airplay, which included support from Jack Saunders at Radio 1 and BBC introducing. Those two tracks saw George’s talent nurtured by influential collaborators such as Ben Baptie (Rex Orange County, London Grammar) and Benjamin Miller (Julia Michaels, Anna of the North).
Having established a first wave of positive attention, George Eve is now set to pick up the pace as he today shares his brand new single ‘Gates’, coming out on the newly formed record label, Everybody’s Music, born out of the management company home to artists such as Jack Garratt and Keane. It’s the first track to preview his upcoming debut EP which will follow later this Spring.
In a subtle stylistic shift from his previous releases, ‘Gates’ is a light-hearted indie-pop shuffle with the kind of feelgood summer energy that can engage pop fans and festival audiences alike. Although the song is predominantly acoustic, George keeps propelling its vibrant energy, first with rousing brass and then with the enlivening group vocals that bring its final hook to an uplifting conclusion.
George says, “One day I was noodling on the guitar and found the song’s easy groove. I was feeling pretty happy at the time, so I tried to be as honest as possible lyrically and the whole song emerged at once. It made me feel better about what I was experiencing at the time, so I hope it can help other people too.”
The song was written last spring when George was experiencing a rush of creativity that resulted in him penning a new song almost every day. He wrote and produced the song himself before Sam Duckworth helped the track achieve its full potential. Best known for his enduring solo alias Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Duckworth has also collaborated with Lily Allen and Shy FX.
‘Gates’ is released alongside an official video, which George filmed and edited when the lockdown was loosened last October. He took to the streets of London armed with just his iPhone to capture snippets of what life is like in lockdown, as well as uplifting shots of being reunited with family and friends. It also features some subtle music references, including street art of Amy Winehouse in Ladbroke Grove and the original Rough Trade record store.
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Calling on influences as diverse as Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Avicii and Post Malone, George Eve’s music spans everything from alt-pop to indie rock via more intimate singer-songwriter confessionals. The London-based artist’s recent evolution will be further expressed within his forthcoming EP.