Premiere: Pressure & Sacrifice in Georgia Meek’s Passionate Anthem “Pray”

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Georgia Meek is giving her life to her art and artistry – a sacrifice that resonates throughout her spectacular “Pray.”

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Music isn’t a normal career: Thousands of people dedicate their whole selves to hone their craft, get the right eyes and ears on their songs, find the right team, and hope that they get the chance to be that one-in-a-million artist who quits their day job and sustains themselves on their first love. The goal is survival, and the game is surrender – and truth be told, this goes for so many aspects of life in our 20s. We live under constant pressure to perform, exceed, excel, and be our best selves at all times.

London’s Georgia Meek releases the tension of life’s pressures in her impassioned song “Pray,” a vibrant explosion of color and creativity. Coarsing with unhinged energy and ready to burst, “Pray” is a shout-out-loud anthem perfect for moments of stress and anxiety.

I’m out on my own
‘Cos I don’t like the feeling of being alone
Hoping you call
The liquor on my brain is making me fall
And after it all
I blame it on you make it your fault
When all is said and done
I f***** up again
In front of everyone
Watching myself, what I have done
Stream: “Pray” – Georgia Meek

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Pray,” Georgia Meek’s fourth song and her first release of 2019. Following indie pop bangers as “SWIM,” “Bare,” and “Right Kind of Wrong,” “Pray” finds 23-year-old Meek continuing to refine her sonic signature. She flexes her massive vocal strength over dynamic synths as rich vocal harmonies fill the air with intimate emotion.

Pray - Georgia Meek

Pray – Georgia Meek

And I brace myself for what’s to come
Can’t erase all of the things I’ve done

In premiering Meek’s song “SWIM” featuring Katie Mac in May 2018, Atwood observed the artist’s ability to capture “the electricity of sexual exploration and empowerment in an anthemic outpouring of indie pop energy.” In the interest of not mincing words, “Pray” is yet another anthemic outpouring of indie pop energy – this time, in the form of tension’s release.

“As a writer, I love burying ironic lyricism under easy listening melodies,” Meek tells Atwood Magazine. “I feel like being in your 20’s is such a high-pressure time, and this year I want to put something out there that highlights how we are actually doing more damage through this than development.”

“I’m not afraid as a 24-year-old to admit that I spend all day feeling anxious about building the right career for myself, then all night numbing the fear of failure with booze, dating apps & social media.”

All I do is pray
My nights turn to days
I’m back to my old ways
Live my life in a haze
(Ooh na na)
Watching myself make the same mistakes now
Driving the same car can’t find the brakes now
This time I’ve gone too far to restore your faith now
All I can do is pray
(Ooh na na)
Georgia Meek © Alex Cullen

Georgia Meek © Alex Cullen

“Pray” is infectiously bombastic, a massive explosion of emotional energy from an artist always on the edge. She’s been at this for years, yet as far as listeners are concerned, Georgia Meek is just starting off; for her, the fact that you’re reading these words alone is a major accomplishment – and yet, it’s only the very beginning – a mere stepping stone in the eyes of a musician’s career.

But careers are not made overnight, nor are they sustained by sheer willpower alone. Meek is giving her life to her art and artistry, and her sacrifices resonates throughout the spectacular “Pray.” Stream this exhilarating thrill exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and stay tuned for more from this rising artist as she continues her exciting ascent throughout 2019!

And to Georgia: Take a breath! You’ll get there.

Stream: “Pray” – Georgia Meek

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com