Georgia van Etten shares introspective new single ‘Deep Black Water’

Her first release of the year

Geelong-born, UK-based musician Georgia van Etten has shared a new single, ‘Deep Black Water’, the title track of her upcoming album.

The song is a slight departure from her slick neo-soul/R&B-influenced tracks of the past, instead opting for a darker, blues rock sound.

It marks her first release of the year, following a scattering of singles last year including ‘I’d Like To Be’, ‘The Other Side (featuring Joey Landreth of The Bros. Landreth) and more.

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van Etten released her debut EP, ‘Live at the Pool Studio’, in 2017. Release details of her upcoming album have yet to be announced.

Listen to ‘Deep Black Water’ below:

According to van Etten, the new single symbolises a “powerful reflection of life as a young person today”, as well as her thoughts on society in the present day.

“Inspired by the stories I have collected from students I have taught in London’s poorest areas and that of my own experiences in a money driven, elitist world,” she explained.

“The chant-like chorus came to me first, and I remember being interested in the concept of black water, after a panicked experience with the deep drop off after swimming out too far. I used this as a metaphor for submitting to the cause, being fed up with the system and despite fear – joining the fight for a better future.”

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