Taking inspiration similar to pop diva Taylor “here comes another break-up song” Swift, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas ploughs the fertile ground of anxiety-riddled life changes for her third album. Named for her 98-year-old grandmother and embracing a darker, more melancholic vibe than her previous effort, the vibrant 2012 eponymous album, For Evelyn is full of despair and longing, emotions particularly evident on the bitter-sweet lead single, Don’t Go. “Don’t know what I’d do if I lost you,” Georgas laments over an intense wave of synths. “So don’t go,” she pleads.
The 32-year-old Canadian has said of the genesis of the album, “I realised that time passes by so quickly and I was really feeling the need to be closer to home.” Producer Graham Walsh (Holy F**k) brings a rich, intimate lushness to the electronic beats, but lingering sadness mutes the pop throughout, especially on the piano-driven Angel All the Time and the gorgeously swirling closing track, City.