Georgia Anne Muldrow - Overload
During her 12 year career, Georgia Anne Muldrow has earned the respect and admiration of listeners and peers alike via her incredible talent not only as a vocalist and songwriter, but also as a producer and musician who effortlessly spans the realms of jazz, soul and hip-hop. Georgia was 17 when she began making beats in earnest, and lit up the scene with her debut album Olesi: Fragments Of An Earth in 2006. It was at this time that Georgia met, befriended and collaborated with the likes of Madlib, Oh No, MED, and her future partner Dudley Perkins aka Declaime. She boasts a long list of admirers like Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange, and Robert Glasper (Georgia was featured on his Miles Ahead OST).
Typically working alone in recent years, her new album flips that dynamic and takes Georgia out of her comfort zone for the first time since 2012's Seeds which was entirely produced by Madlib. Overload bears the fruits of numerous collaborations, most notably with duo Mike & Keys (50 Cent, Nipsey Hussle, Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy) who contribute production to four tracks including the sleek, anthemic title track — Pitchfork's "Best New Track" in June — alongside Khalil (Dr. Dre). Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc and Dudley Perkins all share Executive Producer credits on the album. It is fitting that a decade on in 2018, Georgia should sign to Brainfeeder, a record label deeply embedded in LA, with a ton of shared history, beliefs and a united vision of the future.