Georgia Fields is forging her own path

Fields talks vulnerability, big bands, and reconnecting with her beloved electric.

How are your new songs different to what we’ve heard before? This year I’ve been challenged to go to some really vulnerable places with my songwriting, and despite the fear when being so honest, it’s been incredibly rewarding. A few months ago I released a live video for new song ‘Water to Water’, which deals with my grief after a miscarriage. It was cathartic for me to share that story, and I was really surprised and touched by how people connected to the song.

How would you describe your current sound? Right now I’m inspired by artists like Sharon Van Etten, Feist, Aldous Harding, plus Melbourne legends Merpire and Ainslie Wills. Over the last two years I’ve been touring heaps, and have reconnected with my electric guitar, so there’s a rawness that’s filtering through the new lyrics into the sound.

What can we expect from your full band show? I’m playing almost exclusively new songs with an interstellar cast of Melbourne’s finest instrumentalists, plus a couple of surprise guests. And alt-pop wonder Naomi Keyte is bringing her band over from Adelaide to make it a super sweet double headline affair.

What’s coming next in the world of Georgia Fields? In November I’m hitting the road to play some festivals up north, then in January I’ll take a few months away from performing as we’re having our second baby. I’m still chipping away at album three, but this will be one of my last Melbourne gigs for quite a while.

Catch Georgia Fields’ double-headline with Naomi Keyte at The Toff in Town on Thursday October 4.