Georgia Anne Muldrow
Alternative Soul | Chillwave R&B
‘AEROSOL’ HERALDS NEW ALBUM FROM GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW
By Piotr Orlov
September 13, 2018
Over the last few years, the Los Angeles cosmic soul and jazz goddess Georgia Anne Muldrow has spent more time in collaboration mode and producing other artists, than finishing up her own projects. Which is fine and all, since the heavy load of ideas and love that the 35-year-old singer/producer/thinker/multi-instrumentalist brings to music is exactly what this world needs. Now though, the wait for a batch of new music from her is almost over.
With the release of “Aerosol” comes word that on October 26, 2018, Muldrow will finally be dropping a new album, Overload, on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. If “Aerosol” is any indication, Overload may finally be an opportunity for a broader audience to catch-up with those of us who’ve long held Muldrow in such high regards—a fan club that includes Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Ali Shaheed Mohammed, Aloe Blacc (who executive produced the new album) and on and on.
Muldrow calls Overload “an experiment in restraint. I pack myself into something as clear as possible with the help of gifted artists from all over the world. The live show is an experiment in interpretation. That’s when [my band] The Righteous and I unpack into a joyful noise. Both of these dynamics have been striving to balance themselves within me since birth… since wanting to record anything. And by the grace of patience, discipline and devotion, a sweet spot has started to appear.”
“Aerosol” is definitely part of that “sweet spot.” It is a slow-motion synthetic funk roller, co-produced by two relative newcomers, Manila-to-New York transplant Lustbass and Rotterdam’s Moods, with a poetic lyric about how the sights, sounds and tastes of a neighborhood strip (one can glean plenty of LA) become a jump-off for the creative imagination. It’s simultaneously gorgeous and off-handedly poignant, but banging all the way home.