Also based in Bristol, George released his new single across all platforms last Friday. We thought it would be a good opportunity to have a chat with him about all things music. And keep an eye on TrueStyleMusic Socials, as we might have some cool collaborations coming soon.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and where did music start for you?
I’m from Bristol so I’ve always grown up around a super creative culture whether that be in school or just witnessing it around the city. My family weren’t really tied to music in any way but my mum got me piano lessons when I was little because I thought MIKA was the coolest person alive! I always locked myself in practice rooms at school practicing Muse songs on the piano and it was super nice, escapism for how rubbish school was haha! My music teacher was the best and really encouraged me to keep growing as a musician. Now I’m studying it. Oh geez!
If you had to sum yourself up in 3 words, what would you say?
I’m a mess.
You released today your latest single Mum Pick Me Up, I’m Scared. What does this song mean to you?
This song is super special! It started off in life as a dumb party song because I saw a meme with the title and was like ‘Yoooo, that’s sick!’
I wrote the line ‘I’m sorry I don’t know what you’re talking about, mum pick me up, I’m scared.’ and I realised that the direction the song was going wasn’t very me. I realised that the title had great potential to be a coming of age sort of thing and I completely rewrote it to be a reflection on how I’m an adult now and everything is super stressy and I have no idea what is going on!
Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
This release is like the first in a few things that will come out down the line, culminating in a little EP!
Did you have any help with the writing, recording and producing process?
I wrote the thing myself on my piano one afternoon and began recording a little demo for it. After finishing with that my friend Dave lovingly recorded guitar and BV’s for me and I had a nice little thing going! My friend Beth produced it and her partner (also a Beth) recorded drums! Honestly so grateful for my friends!
How does this latest single compare to your release from 2019, Arty Devotee?
It’s been over a year since my last release so I’ve learnt a lot from that first experience. I’ve played more of a part in making the song but also I’ve had some super lovely help along the way. The song itself is more chill and I think a better song from a technical standpoint than Arty Dev, but I know that’s all entirely subjective!
What has been the biggest hurdle making music in this current state of affairs we find ourselves in?
Probably the lack of being able to see other people, It’s super convenient to rehearse and record in one session compared to recording stems individually and transferring them all over the place!
What have you been doing to keep yourself busy during lockdown?
I’ve been doing general self help stuff, along with a lot of writing. Oh, and a lot of uni work!
As you are from Bristol, what are some of your favorite places in the local Music scene?
Before everything was closed I used to love going around Bristol for gigs and open mics. In my first year I used to frequent The Grainbarge’s open mic and Mr Wolf’s for the occasional show. You can never go wrong with the bigger venues for show’s too, Thekla and The Fleece are well lovely.
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What is next for you?
More music. Hopefully some shows depending on how the world is.
Where can we find out more about you?
I’m mostly active on Instagram which you can find at: https://www.instagram.com/georgeeclementt
All my social handles are @georgeeclementt though so it’s kinda easy to find me!
Anything else you would like to tell us?
Thank you for having me! This is super cool! I really appreciate it! 🙂