Hannah Georgas released her All That Emotion album in September.
The National connection is strong on this one, Georgas having co-written the track with Berninger’s bandmate Aaron Dessner whilst she was on tour with the group.
“In a lot of ways, All That Emotion is a personal record, but Pray It Away ended up being very collaborative,” she’s said.
“I co-wrote the song with my producer Aaron Dessner, who sent me an instrumental during the time I was writing and demoing.”
“A close friend of mine inspired the lyrics. She told me over dinner one night that a family member didn’t want to attend her wedding because she was marrying a woman.”
“I wrote the song the next day using the chord progression from Aaron’s demo. It was upsetting to see my friend go through what she was dealing with at a time where she should have been celebrating.”