Edinburgh based vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile is at the helm of an exciting new wave of UK female jazz talents. Tipped as ‘One To Watch’ by BBC Introducing and Jazzwise Magazine, Cécile’s stock has been rising on the strength of her live performances and her songwriting partnership with award-winning pianist/composer Euan Stevenson.
Her new single is a feel good pop-jazz crossover offering entitled “Always Be Right”. Out today, it showcases Cécile’s effortlessly cool and fluid vocal ability and comes with a beautifully positive message.
The song expresses the joy found in overcoming dark times and was inspired by an extremely difficult period as Georgia’s younger brother recovered from serious illness. The lyric “Made it through my darkest day, you became my saving grace…” particularly hits hard.
Musically, it’s a timeless cacophony of live instrumentation, Memphis soul horns, gospel grooves and a rich sounding production which forms the foundation for Cécile’s soulful vocals to take centre stage. Her music has nods to legends like Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone but you can clearly hear that she cites contemporaries such as Celeste, Melody Gardot and Gregory Porter as influences as well.
The amount of accolades and support from the Jazz fraternity would suggest that she is certainly one to look out for. “Always Be Right” is currently playlisted on Jazz FM and last week Georgia took over Women In Jazz’s socials for a “day in the life” special.
She has been championed by Jamie Cullum at BBC Radio 2 and bagged a nomination for ‘Vocalist Of The Year’ at last year’s Jazz FM Awards. No doubt the in-demand performer will be looking forward to playing in front of crowds again when is safe to do so, building on her past live highlights which include sell-out shows at UK jazz festivals including Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.
If you like your music soulful and with interesting jazz flavours then Georgia Cécile is someone to keep tabs on. Watch her video for “Always Be Right” below.