While George Maple‘s recent rise to success and notoriety within the electronic and R&B communities can be mostly attributed to her collaborative work on Flume‘s single “Bring You Down,” this bright young Aussie has quickly been proving that she can make it on her own two feet with her latest releases. In truth, she hasn’t been around for long, but that hasn’t stopped the young songstress from already being compared to artists like Jessie Ware and fellow newcomer, Banks.
For those of you who don’t pay attention to the credits on your music, you might be interested to learn that Maple was a contributing writer on Flight Facilities‘ incredibly intoxicating electro-funk hit, “Foreign Language.” Not only that, but she also got a chance to tour with the group when they made their way through Europe and the United States earlier in the year. Happily, this was only one small step in her growth as an artist.
As of late, Maple has been building herself a nice little Rolodex. In addition, she has also made the move out to the U.K, where she is currently stationed and busy working on some highly anticipated releases with producers like Bondax, Snakehips and Two Inch Punch. Before she makes those stellar productions public, though, she’s got a couple of tumultuous singles that she would like to share with us first.
“Uphill,” the first piece from her solo work, is a heavily gripping track that plants Maple‘s soulful tone atop a stark and minimal backdrop. The steamy electronics and buzzing synths create a simplistic platform for Maple to lay it all out. “Fixed” on the other hand, is a much more engrossing track that retains a heavier and deeper driven sound. Shifting from crisp handclaps to swelling synths, it doesn’t take long to be captivated by the aura and texture of the single.
While these two singles aren’t really much to go off of as of yet, you can bet that we still have high expectations for this burgeoning young artist. Whether it’s her own solo work, or her upcoming collaboration with Bondax, she has given us a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Let’s just hope she hurries up with her collaborations, though, we’re drooling over here just thinking about them.