It’s not often that a song gets premiered by The New York Times, but that's what happened earlier this week with George Maple’s title track from her upcoming EP.
This 24-year-old has the attention and backing of some serious players. She’s good enough to get noticed by The New York Times, we know that, but she’s also backed by Australia’s premier label, Future Classic. And she gets frequent support from her fellow Australian and previous collaborating partner, Flume.
I’ve seen George Maple defined by other writers as a "future pop queen." It’s a fitting way to describe her, because not only is she an up-and-coming, talented pop artist with an exciting future, but she’s also making stellar contributions to future pop as a genre.
"Vacant Space" has an empty sense of void and vacancy and I can't think of a better example of a title fitting a song so well. But perhaps The New York Times said it best when describing it as “intimate” and “a raw, sensual and sinister track driven by Maple’s powerful vocals.”
George Maple’s EPVacant Space is one of my most anticipated. It will be out via Future Classic on December 1.