Despite the pandemic, legendary London indie label Speedy Wunderground is still having a productive year, having released 20 new 7″ singles over the last year in their ‘Quarantine Series’. The 21st arrives on digital platforms today, and finds label head honcho Dan Carey working under his Savage Gary guise and inviting Mercury-nominated star Georgia to work around his production, while the song was mixed by Carey’s 16-year-old daughter Orla. The singer says:
“I love Savage Gary. I love Dan. When he sent me the initial beat it was so different and beautiful in its simplicity that the melody just came to me instantaneously. I put down the vocals in a couple hours and sent them to Dan…. next thing you know it sounds like this! FIRE.”
On her joyous debut album Seeking Thrills, we heard Georgia work her ways around many danceable beats of her own construction, but on “Nothing To Say” Carey has thrown down quite a different aural gantlet – and she still sashays through it with silken skill. With a rhythm that sits somewhere between dancehall and Tropicalia, “Nothing To Say” has pin-prick percussion that gets straight under your skin. Georgia brings the sweetness in her dextrous voice, which flits around the beat with glee, playful and provocative, and the ear-popping production pushes her into a more cheeky vocal style than we’ve heard before. A candy-coloured sugar rush, “Nothing To Say” is a perfect kickstart to the new week.