Playing to a sold out Mod Club this past week, Hannah Georgas once again brought her dream combination of wistful ballads and more upbeat bangers, all tinged with a good helping of synths.
Touring behind her latest album For Evelyn, the BC-based singer songwriter showed off her ever growing collection of sentimental, occasionally ethereal material to the eager audience. A backdrop full of hanging lights added to the surreal feel of the show and enhanced the emotive performances from Georgas. Songs like “Don’t Go” benefited greatly from the visuals, with the lights swelling and blooming during the climactic final chorus. During the up-tempo numbers the blinking colours gave the venue a neon 1980s aesthetic.
One aspect of Georgas’ music that sets her apart from her peers is her deeply introspective and personal lyrics. She pours out her life story into her songs- not something usually heard in modern electronic pop. Indeed, the titular Evelyn is Georgas’ grandmother, a huge inspiration for the singer. Other songs deal with heartbreak (“Somebody”) and family (“Ode to Mom”). Georgas was kind enough to explain the history of each song during her set.
It was a lengthy set but still felt all too short. Not to worry though, as Georgas will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party at the Rivoli if you’d like to ring in 2017 with one of the country’s top singer-songwriters. It’s sure to be a great time.