George Alice looks to the future on energised new single ‘Mid Years’

The indie-pop trailblazer also announced a national tour to kick off 2022

George Alice has returned with a bubbly new single titled ‘Mid Years’, marking her first original track for 2021.

Released today (October 13), ‘Mid Years’ sees Alice dip her toes into the world of bright, dancefloor-ready synthpop, singing emphatically over a bed of digital clicks and pops, hazy keys and propulsive bass. The track was co-written with Alex Lahey and Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), with the latter also spearheading production.

The track arrives alongside a dizzying film clip directed by Jack Bielby and Thomas Schaefer, which the pair said was inspired by UK street and club styles. It shows Alice and a group of friends on a night out, flickering between various aesthetics and filming styles to encapsulate the vibe of her lively endeavours.

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Take a look at the film clip for ‘Mid Years’ below:

In a press release, Alice said that she, Lahey and Strum had written the track together last year, convening over Zoom to work on what initially began as a track about high school exams. She pointed out that the group quickly switched their focus when ideas started to flourish, saying: “As we started writing, it felt more like a light-hearted breakup song.

“I wanted it to feel like an encouraging nudge to your next life chapter, a hug after that breakup, a reason to dance with a friend, to just keep going and see what happens next. I’m always an over thinker when it comes to changes in my life so this felt kinda like the answers I needed but couldn’t find.

“This song makes me feel so full of life, I hope it does the same for others in these times.”

Alice will debut ‘Mid Years’ live on a four-date run of headline shows slated to kick off in January. The indie-pop artist will hit stages in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, with tickets for all shows available from her website.

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‘Mid Years’ comes as Alice’s first original track for 2021, following up on last year’s dreamy ‘Teenagers’. In the months following that single’s release last November, Alice shared a live version recorded in Melbourne, and an EP of remixes.

Back in March, she teamed up with local hip-hop trio EAST AV3 for the joint single ‘Do It All Again’.

George Alice’s 2022 Australian tour dates are:

JANUARY
Friday 21 – Brisbane, Black Bear Lodge
Saturday 22 – Sydney, The Lansdowne
Friday 28 – Adelaide, The Gov
Saturday 29 – Melbourne, Northcote Social Club

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