Like a Woman begins with a bloom of vocal harmony, and then quickly withdraws into sparse, intimate soundscape populated only by a Rhodes organ and Georgia Nott’s heartbreaking voice. Don’t get cosy though – things start to ratchet up as we meander towards the song’s mid-point, with bass, sprinkles of electric guitar, and pulsing hi-hat emerging one by one.
Lyrically, the track is central to Space Island‘s themes; written in the spaces after the collapse of her marriage, the album sees Georgia delivering some incredibly personal truths.
She says of the Like a Woman: “It’s still really hard to listen to this song almost 2 1/2 years after writing it, but I’m learning that, when I look a little deeper into the aches and pains, they all come from a place of love. Doing that gives me a way of seeing it in a non-judgmental way. Of being gentle and accepting of the things that have hurt me. “
The way she describes writing Like a Woman is a little piece of poetry in itself: “This one floated through the window and landed gently on my fingers while I was playing a Rhodes organ. It possessed me for no more than 10 minutes, but it left me with Like a Woman. I didn’t have any idea at the time how important of a song it would become to me. I hope people can feel as held as I felt when they hear it.”
You can watch the video – directed by NZ filmmaker Sam Kristofski, who was also responsible for Space Island single clip Piece of Mind – below, and revel in its ’60s sci-fi film aesthetic.
The album’s due out Feb 18; keep your eye out for our first-rate interview with Georgia coming soon, and don’t forget to check out these upcoming tour dates in March!
Friday March 4 – Perth, Australia – Factory Summer Festival
Wednesday March 23 – Brisbane, Australia – Triffid
Friday March 25 – Sydney, Australia – Metro
Thursday March 31 – Melbourne, Australia – 170 Russell
Space Island by Broods is out Feb 19, including on JB-exclusive transparent vinyl (pictured above), via Island/Universal.
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