One of the UK’s most promising young songwriters, George O’Hanlon releases his debut EP, The Storm, and the brand-new feature single “This Town,” out now via Harvest Records. Listen to the full EP HERE.
Starting with a plaintive electric guitar-line and O’Hanlon’s soothing vocal, “This Town” slowly transforms into a taut rocker exploding into an emotive crescendo.
“‘This Town’ was written about growing up in a certain kind of place and when it feels like there’s a certain path laid out for you and all you want to do is go the other way.” George elaborates.
“Years of work have gone into releasing this EP. the people I’ve met and worked with along the way have been incredible. For me the EP isn’t so much about the songs as it is me reaching a point in my life and doing something, I never thought I would.” he continues.
Featuring previous singles “The Weight” and “The Storm,” George’s debut EP is a stunning, sonic calling card for the 21-year-old songwriter. Each of the four tracks is an emotional vignette that demonstrates George’s ability to weave the pieces of everyday life into his evocative music.
Already winning fans at radio, George is picking up early support from the likes of Abi McMcarthy at BBC Introducing and Jack Saunders at Radio 1.
Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke, O’Hanlon’s song-writing is both literary and deeply personal, incorporating his own life experiences into his work while framing them from different perspectives.
Over the last few years O’Hanlon has been refining his playing and song writing and is now ready to share his music with the world. Following a few early gigs on the college circuit, George expanded out into a series of shows at grassroots venues, adding additional players to his live show and honing his live performance. He’s recently announced dates for his first ever UK tour in September.
Given the sheer power of his music, O’Hanlon looks set to establish himself as an exciting new talent to watch throughout 2021!