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Georgia Lines Shares Single / Video 'Call Me By My Name'

Georgia Lines Shares Single / Video 'Call Me By My Name'

Annabel Kean / Friday 23rd July, 2021 9:00AM

Fast flourishing Tauranga songwriter Georgia Lines has gifted us new song 'Call Me By My Name' along with a skew-whiff self-directed video ahead of her single release show this Saturday. Off the back of sold out double header shows with LAIIKA, performing at Ria Hall's Tuawahine concert, and just weeks out from embarking on Deva Mahal's countrywide Kinship tour, Georgia Lines is holding her 2021 winning streak steady with slick beats and clever lyricism on 'Call Me By My Name'. Directed by Georgia Lines' "inner bossy 12 year old self" and made with support from NZ On Air, the video grew from catching candid behind the scenes moments during a photoshoot, and Georgia was inspired to wade into icy cold waters and splice together each tableau. Somewhere in her busy schedule she squeezed in a quick email interview with yours truly — scroll down for video shoot fun facts, Tauranga secret spots and more...

Georgia Lines
Saturday 24th July — Anthology Lounge, Auckland w/ Tijay, Brody Leigh

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Deva Mahal ‘Kinship’ Tour w/ Georgia Lines

Saturday 7th August - Loons, Lyttelton*
Sunday 8th August - The Shelter, Selwyn District
Thursday 12th August - San Fran, Wellington*
Friday 20th August - Totara St, Mount Maunganui
Saturday 21st August - The Hollywood Avondale, Auckland*
Friday 27th August - Black Barn, Havelock North*
Sunday 29th August - Sherwood, Queenstown*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

Annabel Kean: What's the first song you learnt on guitar?

Georgia Lines: Aside from smoke on the water… the first song I learnt to sing and play that I remember was “You’ve got a friend” by Carol King. My guitar teacher at the time I guess really liked the song and thought I would enjoy playing it. I still remember it now and love the song so much!

Most memorable concert you've attended?

As a kid my first concert was a Brooke Fraser show in Hamilton. I think it was one of the most memorable because I was so wide eyed and in awe of her. I also remember buying one of her T-shirts and being so fascinated at how you could make a T-shirt for a certain price and sell it for so much more. I came home from that show as a 12yr old and decided to make my own T-Shirt brand.

Favourite places in Tauranga that no one knows about?

Spongedrop is my favourite café in the mount… and they have the best cheese scones in the world that I always order “heated with jam & butter”. I’m addicted. There is also an amazing sourdough pizza place at the bowling alley in Tauranga called Avenue Pizza. I’m all about the food!

Who are your favourite NZ musicians right now?

Favourite NZ Musicians right now would be Teeks, Merk, Antony Jeffares, and Paige.

How close were you to hypothermia shooting the 'Call Me By My Name' video?

The initial plan for the concept was to just be close to the water on the white plinth (which you also see in the video), but the tide wasn’t out far enough to do what we initially had in mind…. Hence why I ended up in the water in the middle of winter. It was so cold, but after a while my legs were numb to how cold it was until a slight wave would come and I would feel how icy the water was again. So I guess you could say.. pretty close to hypothermia.


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Georgia Lines
Sat 24th Jul 8:00pm
Anthology Lounge, Auckland
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Sat 7th Aug 8:00pm
The Loons, Lyttelton
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Sun 8th Aug 7:00pm
Secret Venue, Christchurch
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Thu 12th Aug 7:30pm
San Fran, Wellington
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour [postponed]
Fri 20th Aug 8:00pm
Totara St., Tauranga
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour - Cancelled
Sat 21st Aug 8:00pm
Hollywood Cinema, Auckland
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour - Cancelled
Fri 27th Aug 8:00pm
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North
Deva Mahal - The Kinship Tour
Sun 28th Nov 9:00pm
Sherwood, Queenstown