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George Riley is a singer hailing from Shepherd’s Bush, West London. Her signature futuristic take on soul infuses the sonics that soundtrack her immediate surroundings, including jazz, R&B, trip hop and electronica. Fusing diverse sounds with her own unmistakable tone, she has woven subtle narratives from underrepresented perspectives throughout her output; steadily building an essential discography with a multitude of essential messages.
Debut project ‘interest rates, a tape’ features singles ‘say yes’, ‘power’ & ‘cleanse me’ alongside collaborations with Joe Armon-Jones and Lex Amor. The release of the tape garnered support from Dazed (7 albums you need to hear this week alongside Tyler, the Creator, Hiatus Kaiyote and Doja Cat), Crack Magazine (aesthetic feature), Notion (‘Undiscovered’ feature) alongside Apple Music selecting George as their ‘spotlight artist’ and radio play from Jamz Supernova (BBC 6Music) and Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music). The release of ‘power’ saw a premiere from the FADER for the Joviale-directed video, alongside a review in Resident Advisor, and airplay from Benji B (BBC Radio 1), Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music), Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6Music) and BBC Introducing London. ‘cleanse me’ premiered via i-D magazine. The track saw George contribute to Benji B’s ‘In 3 Records’ feature, with spot plays from Jamz Supernova (BBC 1Xtra + 6Music), Touching Bass (NTS), Rinse France and more.