Georgia Flipo, aka G Flip, burst onto the scene one day in mid-February, causing a stir with her debut single ‘About You’. Since then, she’s truly made her mark on the Australian and international music scenes. She played her first-ever shows as G Flip at SXSW, was named Best New Music by Pitchfork, sold out a national tour, and has been the topic of multiple think-pieces. But don’t be fooled by her seemingly sudden breakthrough – the 24-year-old has been playing the drums for over 10 years, including as the touring drummer for Melbourne band EMPRA, and spent a year teaching herself to produce in her bedroom. Her latest single ‘Killing My Time’ is a huge bop, and it confirms that she’s got way more to give us.
‘Killing My Time’ is catchy right from the beginning. It’s got a simple beat that wriggles its way into your head, and the lyrics flow in such a way that you can’t avoid singing along. While maybe not everyone can relate to the exact story of the song, it’s a situation many people would be familiar with. Flipo says “the lyrics revolve around a girl I was seeing, who kept distracting me from making music…it was hard to escape and be productive so I inevitably I ended up breaking up with her because I wanted to focus…she was ‘Killing My Time.’”
This track showcases some of Flipo’s skills that we hadn’t seen on ‘About You’ – the production is a lot tighter, and the sound overall is a lot lighter. It’s one of those rare follow-up tunes that might actually be better than the breakthrough. It nearly wasn’t to be, though, as Flipo told Triple J that she “wasn’t planning on releasing this song as the next single” but “it’s literally all [her] friends’ favourite song”. It was also a crowd favourite on her recent run of shows, despite very few people having heard it before. While it might not have been her first choice, it was a smart one. Not all musicians who are thrown into the hype machine the way G Flip has can make it through, but with ‘Killing My Time’ she’s proven that she’s got what it takes to make it as the next big thing.
This article first appeared on Outlet Mag. The full article can be found here.