Toronto singer-songwriter Georgia Harmer is back with a grungy new single, “Austin.”
On the new track, Harmer sings of the ways that brief moments can create beautiful bonds. The gritty tune is inspired by a day on tour with Alessia Cara in Texas. On “Austin,” Harmer sings of a moment when she was homesick, feeling connected to her father and his own experiences on as a touring musician.
“Back in 2018, when I was on the road with Alessia Cara, we went to Austin, Texas, and my dad recommended we go to this barbecue spot he had been to when he was touring there,” Harmer explains. “We had a day or two off to explore, so we went. I thought of my dad while I was there, and often when I was on the road, because he’s also a touring musician – we’re very similar and we’re very close. I wrote this song to articulate the significance and importance of our relationship, how much I love and admire him, and our many parallels.”
Listen to “Austin” below.
Lyrically, Harmer delivers lines like, “We went to Austin Texas for a day/ To everyone I saw I said your name/ The setting sun the hot wind on my face/ Felt like home an unfamiliar place.”
“Austin” follows Georgia Harmer’s previously released single, “Headrush.”
Harmer recently signed to Arts & Crafts, but she’s not new to the music scene. In fact, she’s practically been making music since birth. Harmer comes from an artistic family, including her aunt and labelmate Sarah Harmer. Georgia started recording songs at age 10, and went on tour as a backing vocalist for Alessia Cara as a teenager.