Welsh singer/songwriter Paterson has unveiled her new single, “Don’t It Feel Good” to celebrate the start of spring!
Leaning towards a new sound for 2023, Paterson is the latest incarnation of Cardiff-born Blackwood-based singer/songwriter Georgia Paterson. Having recently worked with mentor Shelly Poole (a multi-platinum selling and award-winning songwriter who has had hits with talents as diverse as Janet Jackson, Massive Attack and Jack Savoretti), Georgia realised she needed to get back to her acoustic roots; the core of who she is – “just me, my songs and my guitar. Shelly helped me find the confidence to step out from behind all the bells and whistles to connect directly with the listener’s heart. It’s slightly terrifying but it feels right for me. As one of my favourite songwriters Brandy Clark says – “the goal of art is for the listener to feel a little less alone in whatever they’re feeling” – and if I can achieve that, then it’s all worth it.”
The first offering from this collaboration is new single “Don’t It Feel Good” – a laid-back modern country ballad, which follows up her acclaimed Valentine’s cover of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister”. Written during lockdown, it celebrates the joy of slowing down and appreciating the simple things – the perfect antidote to the stress of modern life. Self-recorded in her home studio, the positivity of the song ended up having a profound impact on Georgia – “I was going through my worst depression for 20 years, but somehow, I managed to cling on to my sessions with Shelly, even if I just spent the whole time crying! We picked “Don’t It Feel Good” to work on and somehow during the recording, the message in the lyrics worked its magic – in a way I was saved by my own song!”
Throughout her career, Georgia has collaborated with many distinguished people in the music industry, including Aled Richards from Welsh alt-rock band Catatonia, and producers Greg Haver (Melanie C, Manic Street Preachers), and Charlie Francis (REM, Noisettes). As well as this Georgia has supported Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran’s Grammy award winning co-writer), and played various festival dates centred around Pride celebrations, and numerous charity gigs. Some highlights in accolades and coverage include Diva Magazine and Nation Radio, as well as being given ‘Track of the Week’ and several live sessions on BBC Radio Wales.
There will be opportunities to catch Paterson live at several venues in the coming months:
- April 15th – TIWNFEST, Newbridge
- April 18th – Bourton’s Live Music Café Bar, Bargoed
- May 21st – Seven Stars, Bristol
- May 31st – Tiny Rebel, Cardiff
- June 24th – Pride Caerphilly
- July 7th – Bourton’s Live Music Café Bar, Bargoed
- July 8th – Party In The Park, Pontypool
- August 20th – Queer Spirit Festival, Devon