Often seen jumping around and having a great time in bands Hey Harriet, Bromham, Koleh, and Sturt Avenue, Georgy Rochow is known for her sets full of “positive, feel-good vibes” that get the crowd moving and shaking. With her new project Georgy & Delilah, Georgy aims to focus less on getting the crowd moving and shaking, and more on getting them to internalise the lyrics and connect through their own past experiences of love, loss, and life.
I caught up with Georgy ahead of the release of “Lose You”, her first track from her solo project, to talk about addiction and mental health within the music industry, and why this new project is so important to her.
What is Art and Mental Health AU and why is it important?
Let me share a little bit about myself and the main reasons why I felt I had to create something like AAMHAU.
It is that time of year again. People are either celebrating or mourning a year that was, all while looking ahead with the hopes of a more prosperous year, filled with love, family and friendship (for many, lots of sex). This means copious amounts of alcohol, and sometimes many different types of drugs.
With all of this in mind, I would like to tell you all the story of an experience I had this time last year.
As someone who has many male friends, I often get a glimpse of the inner turmoil that these men face when going through tough times, battling between needing to express themselves and what they’re going through, and upholding stoicism and masculinity.