George Maple ‘Vacant Space’
After the astounding success of her first tune, Talk Talk, GEORGE MAPLE isn’t quite done with 2014 yet. She has truly outdone herself with latest offering, Vacant Space. Hot on the heels of the likes of JESSIE WARE and BANKS, it won’t be long until she overtakes them completely!
After amassing 2 million plays, JESS HIGGS and her dreamlike voice are back to conquer again. Vacant Space is wrought with emotion, and highlights her impeccable set of pipes. Recruiting good pal FLUME (she sings on his track, Bring You Down; he produced her track Talk Talk), the production on this tune is obviously second to none.
Sparse, as if the track is taking on the vacant space she sings about, yet powerful and intense with it’s pounding beat, this is the perfect next step for GEORGE MAPLE‘s young career.
Vacant Space plays to GEORGE MAPLE‘s strengths, without playing it safe. It again highlights her lyrical depth, and takes you with her as she begs for closure and clarity with a lover. Her voice is emotionally powerful, and is as dramatic when she whispers as when she hits the big notes. The production builds and builds, making the confusion and frustration in the story the listener’s. The control of the track is what really makes it a standout, as it climbs and climbs then pulls back completely, then back to building. The choir-like ending takes me to a higher place, where all that I hear is GEORGE MAPLE.
The dulcet tones of GEORGE MAPLE have quickly made her one of this year’s most talked about artists, not to mention her signing with tastemakers FUTURE CLASSIC. She has been busy making waves at CMJ but is locked in for XMAS WEEKENDER in Sydney and Melbourne. You can see the dates below!
170 Russell, Melbourne
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Words by Emma Jones.