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Hannah Georgas Releases EP All That Emotion Versions Featuring Matt Berninger, Owen Pallett, Bartees Strange & Kate Stables

June 27, 2021
Vanessa Heins

Hannah Georgas Releases EP All That Emotion Versions 
Featuring Matt Berninger, Owen Pallett,
Bartees Strange & Kate Stables

Out Now On Brassland/Arts & Crafts

Shares New Version of “That Emotion” Sung By Kate Stables Feat. Graham Walsh of Holy Fuck

Hannah Georgas is sharing her All That Emotion Versions EP, a collaborative effort that re-examines a series of songs from her critically acclaimed Aaron Dessner-produced album, All That Emotion, that came out last year via Dessner’s label Brassland and Toronto indie stalwart Arts & Crafts to a wave of attention from outlets like The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR, The New York Times, FADER, Stereogum, New York Magazine, Consequence of Sound and Paste among many others.

From a Bartees Strange house remix of “Dreams”, an intimate and whimsical version of “Easy” with strings by Owen Pallett, to the previously released duet of “Pray It Away” with The National’s Matt Berninger and today’s beautiful, throbbing drone version of “That Emotion” alongside Kate Stables (leader of acclaimed UK group This Is The Kit) and Graham Walsh of the band Holy FuckVersions lets us hear album favourites in a new light.

I first met Hannah in 2019 when we were both on tour singing with The National for their I am Easy To Find tour, and I’ll be forever grateful to them for introducing the two of us,” says Stables of the track. “We had some of the happiest tour times and high jinx ever. It makes me feel pretty emotional just thinking about it actually, very in keeping with the lyrics of this track in fact. “All that emotion” 100%.

Of the EP, Georgas said, “Having the opportunity to connect and collaborate with Bartees, Kate, Owen, Matt and Graham has been a treat. All have released their own albums this past year and I’ve honestly listened to their new music more than anything else. It’s been sweet to realize a new side to these songs and it’s always refreshing to hear my music in a completely different way. Collaboration is an integral part of making music for me, and it’s felt extra special to do this during the pandemic.

What a truly moving ensemble, slowing building up to this crushing finale. As the tender creation continues to build its landscape focusing on the mighty ambiance, the emotional weight behind this ensemble exudes throughout each tender vocal harmony, each sustained note and each budding affection. The weight of that emotional explodes, the exploration breaks the boundaries between artist and audience and allows the intensity to bare all. The listener becomes centred in the powerful ensemble and embraces the cathartic finale.

All That Emotion Versions is out now on Arts & Crafts/Brassland. It is available for purchase here.

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