By Vee D
Edinburgh-based vocalist and songwriter Georgia Cécile is at the helm of an exciting new wave of UK female jazz talents. 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 now, 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 a 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 that forms the foundation for Cécile’s soulful vocals to take center 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 number of accolades and support from the Jazz fraternity would suggest that she is certainly one to look out for.