Georgie Fisher is an up-and-coming singer songwriter with a ‘butterscotch growl’. You might have seen her playing alongside The Versionaries, Damage Control and The Upbeats.
I met up with Georgie for a chat about musical influences, great songs, and life as a musician.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Georgie Fisher: From life. I have lots of influences, musical heritage and stuff, but my inspiration usually comes from people.
Who are your favourite musical artists around at the moment?
Georgie Fisher: At the moment, I’m really into Lianne La Havas. I’ve had her album on repeat for the past couple of weeks. It’s amazing. I love Florence and the machine. Out of pop culture, she’s my favourite.
Which would you say is more important to you when writing songs, the music or the lyrics?
Georgie Fisher: I’d say they go hand in hand.
What’s the best thing about being a musician?
Georgie Fisher: The feeling you get when you touch someone with your songs.
And the hardest?
Georgie Fisher: There’s no money in it!
If you weren’t doing music, what else would you like to do?
Georgie Fisher: I’ve asked myself that question so many times and I haven’t come up with an answer.
You’re in the right job then!
Georgie Fisher: Yeah (laughs).
How important would you say image is to music?
Georgie Fisher: Unfortunately, I’d say it’s very important, in this day and age. You do need to have a strong image.
What do you think makes a great song?
Georgie Fisher: Great melody, great hooks, and great concept.
What about a great album?
Georgie Fisher: A great album doesn’t have any filler. It takes you on a journey. It tells a story. It’s cohesive but it’s not all the same. It works as a whole rather than just being a collective of songs.
Out of the songs you’ve written, which is your favourite and why?
Georgie Fisher: It changes all the time; I get sick of them too (laughs). My favourite is usually the newest one, because it means something to me in that moment.
If you could have written any song which would it be and why?
Georgie Fisher: Probably All Along The Watchtower. That’d be nice. It’s amazing. It still gets me every time I hear it.
If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Georgie Fisher: It would have to be flying. I’ve always dreamed about flying.
So that was the charming Georgie Fisher. Check out her music now!
Words by Roisin Kelleher. You can find more by Roisin on Louder Than War.