Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Australia’s brightest independent singer-songwriters.
Brimming with an intoxicating melodicism, Fields’ stellar songcraft is equal parts evocative and ethereal, drawing on influences as far-reaching as Greek mythology, lunar folklore and the succulent anatomy of citrus fruits. Her captivating live show is full of wit and wonder: “intelligent, seductive and touched by a vividly-blooming magic” (The Autumn Roses).
In winter 2017, Fields was awarded a grant from The Australia Council to embark on a national co-headline tour with live-looping wunderkind Phia. Their Sky and Sea Tour saw the two unique artists lend their distinctive sound to each other's material in a one-off, fully-collaborative live show – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine, at 20+ shows across the country.
Fields wrapped tour and headed straight into the studio. Her latest offering Afloat, Adrift was recorded live at Newmarket Studios with The Andromeda String Quartet. Breaths between bows and creaks from the upright piano can be heard amongst the lush string arrangements, on what could be Fields’ most intimate and emotionally affecting vocal performance yet. Raw and visceral, yet sweeping with an old-world romance, Afloat, Adrift features new string quartet versions of material spanning her 10-year career. Frankie Magazine premiered the release, proclaiming "Georgia Fields [has] a voice that you simply cannot unhear... The evocative songstress paints entire worlds with her tunes”.
Afloat, Adrift arrived a year after Fields’ celebrated second album Astral Debris, which was awarded four stars by The Age who declared, “Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor”. Produced with acclaimed electronic artist Tim Shiel (Spirit Level; Gotye; Bertie Blackman), Astral Debris received airplay on triple j, Double J, ABC National and community radio across the country.
Fields first made her mark on the Melbourne music scene in 2007, with her independently released EP Drama on the High Seas of Emotion. Each cover was hand-made from a vintage Little Golden Book, and Fields soon sold out of three re-pressings. A string of festival shows followed, and in 2010 Fields was awarded a grant from Arts Victoria to produce her first full-length album, featuring lush orchestral arrangements and a 15-piece ensemble of strings, brass, woodwind, tuned percussion, and even the percussive whirr of a cordless drill. The self-titled Georgia Fields LP was released to critical acclaim, being named Album of the Week for ABC Radio National and Melbourne’s Beat Magazine.
As a string arranger, Fields has composed orchestral accompaniment for many esteemed Australian artists, including triple j darling Olympia, ARIA-award winning vocalist Anthony Callea, and country-soul goddess Suzannah Espie. In 2016 Fields made her debut as film composer with her first original score for feature-length documentary Winter at Westbeth (dir. Rohan Spong).