"Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor. Darkly-coded collisions of fairytale and myth...
Plain speaking love songs, swelling with strings... Irrepressible pop." ★★★★
– The Sydney Morning Herald
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, her stellar song-craft draws on influences as far-reaching as Greek mythology, lunar folklore and the succulent anatomy of citrus fruits.
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 Creative 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.
In 2016 Fields released her long-anticipated second album Astral Debris, produced in collaboration with celebrated electronic artist Tim Shiel (Gotye; Bertie Blackman). Ambitious, boldly orchestrated and emotionally rich, Astral Debris received a four star review from The Sydney Morning Herald, and airplay on triple j, Double J, ABC National and community radio across the country. Near-naked piano ballads stand alongside retro-futuristic synth-pop gems, and in testament to Fields’ vision, it all works. Astral Debris is glitter and grunt; shimmer and sweat; lipstick and blood.
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 (2017) 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”.
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).