10 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The debut album by G Flip—Melbourne artist Georgia Flipo—documents, in chronological order, a breakup and makeup with her girlfriend of five years. “I had a bunch of songs and I was like, ‘I can just put these in the actual order of how it all unfolded,’” she tells Apple Music. “So I decided to go the artistic way rather than just putting all the bangers at the top. It’s called About Us because it literally is [about] us and the rollercoaster of our relationship.” Here, Flipo talks through each track on her debut album.

“Lover”
“It's a pretty grand track with a lot of musical contour. It starts off without much instrumentation, just a strong vocal, but then it really expands and becomes quite a grand song. To me it's like the exposition of a theatrical Shakespearean play, where someone comes and tells you the basis of what's gonna happen in the whole story. This is what’s gonna happen on the album: I just want to be a lover. That really sets the scene.”

“I Am Not Afraid”
“This is where the story starts. I've been dumped, but there’s that feeling of empowerment when you break up with someone, like, ‘I don't need anyone. I can do this all on my own, it's gonna be fine.’ The only way to do it is to just say, ‘I'm not afraid. I'm okay to be myself and get over this and get through.’”

“Drink Too Much”
“This is the flipside of the breakup. You have that resilience, but you also have this other side that just wants to go out and party and try to get over it and drink your sorrows away, and pretend it’s all like okay. Putting on the brave face.”

“Morning”
“It’s about the morning after: You didn't go home with someone like you'd planned, to get lucky and get over someone, and you wake up in the morning, alone, and you're like, ‘F**k. I'm still thinking about this person and I still wish they were here and I wish I was waking up with them next to me.’”

“Waking Up Tomorrow”
“I'm really desperately heartbroken and thinking about her all the time. That was rock bottom. But in the second verse, I say, 'Now that you've arrived, I feel like I'm alive.' That's the first glimpse that she's back in my life. And there’s a glimpse of hope in there, but the choruses are just desperate, heartbroken words.”

“Stupid”
“This track is more playful. You get a glimpse of her coming back in ‘Waking Up Tomorrow,’ and now we’re just trying to work it out. We’re fighting; it’s up and down and we're on the rocks. But in the end, you know that you don't want to do it with anybody else.”

“Killing My Time”
“I felt like [my girlfriend] was killing my time. I've been working so hard at this music career for so long, writing so many songs, and now she's back in my life and I feel like I'm hardly writing music anymore because I'm distracted. So I wrote this song, went home and showed it to her. She was like, ‘What the f**k?’”

“Bring Me Home”
“This is the only song that isn’t about my relationship—it’s about anxiety. I went through a lot of stress last September and canceled a lot of plans, but there was one writing session I was willing to do because it was a skateboard away from my house. After a few hours, I sat near a piano and wrote this song, and then we recorded the piano and vocals. We just recorded it to listen back to later and produce it out, but we liked the organic, one-take sound so much that we ended up using it. There’s so, so much emotion in it.”

“About You”
“This track summarizes the whole album, all the ups and downs. The drums throughout the album signify positive change—there's a big drum solo in ‘I Am Not Afraid,’ the empowering track, and one here in the final chorus, this soaring moment that says we're back together. It’s the song that started it all for me, and I made it in my bedroom. I spent a year tweaking it, but it was perfect the day I made it.”

“2 Million”
“This is my favorite song I've ever written. It’s full of hope about the future and what's to come, now that me and my girl are back together. The lyrics keep expanding: The first line is about maybe buying a guitar one day, maybe I'll put it on my wall. It zooms out: Maybe one day I'll have my own home. And maybe one day I'll call you my own.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The debut album by G Flip—Melbourne artist Georgia Flipo—documents, in chronological order, a breakup and makeup with her girlfriend of five years. “I had a bunch of songs and I was like, ‘I can just put these in the actual order of how it all unfolded,’” she tells Apple Music. “So I decided to go the artistic way rather than just putting all the bangers at the top. It’s called About Us because it literally is [about] us and the rollercoaster of our relationship.” Here, Flipo talks through each track on her debut album.

“Lover”
“It's a pretty grand track with a lot of musical contour. It starts off without much instrumentation, just a strong vocal, but then it really expands and becomes quite a grand song. To me it's like the exposition of a theatrical Shakespearean play, where someone comes and tells you the basis of what's gonna happen in the whole story. This is what’s gonna happen on the album: I just want to be a lover. That really sets the scene.”

“I Am Not Afraid”
“This is where the story starts. I've been dumped, but there’s that feeling of empowerment when you break up with someone, like, ‘I don't need anyone. I can do this all on my own, it's gonna be fine.’ The only way to do it is to just say, ‘I'm not afraid. I'm okay to be myself and get over this and get through.’”

“Drink Too Much”
“This is the flipside of the breakup. You have that resilience, but you also have this other side that just wants to go out and party and try to get over it and drink your sorrows away, and pretend it’s all like okay. Putting on the brave face.”

“Morning”
“It’s about the morning after: You didn't go home with someone like you'd planned, to get lucky and get over someone, and you wake up in the morning, alone, and you're like, ‘F**k. I'm still thinking about this person and I still wish they were here and I wish I was waking up with them next to me.’”

“Waking Up Tomorrow”
“I'm really desperately heartbroken and thinking about her all the time. That was rock bottom. But in the second verse, I say, 'Now that you've arrived, I feel like I'm alive.' That's the first glimpse that she's back in my life. And there’s a glimpse of hope in there, but the choruses are just desperate, heartbroken words.”

“Stupid”
“This track is more playful. You get a glimpse of her coming back in ‘Waking Up Tomorrow,’ and now we’re just trying to work it out. We’re fighting; it’s up and down and we're on the rocks. But in the end, you know that you don't want to do it with anybody else.”

“Killing My Time”
“I felt like [my girlfriend] was killing my time. I've been working so hard at this music career for so long, writing so many songs, and now she's back in my life and I feel like I'm hardly writing music anymore because I'm distracted. So I wrote this song, went home and showed it to her. She was like, ‘What the f**k?’”

“Bring Me Home”
“This is the only song that isn’t about my relationship—it’s about anxiety. I went through a lot of stress last September and canceled a lot of plans, but there was one writing session I was willing to do because it was a skateboard away from my house. After a few hours, I sat near a piano and wrote this song, and then we recorded the piano and vocals. We just recorded it to listen back to later and produce it out, but we liked the organic, one-take sound so much that we ended up using it. There’s so, so much emotion in it.”

“About You”
“This track summarizes the whole album, all the ups and downs. The drums throughout the album signify positive change—there's a big drum solo in ‘I Am Not Afraid,’ the empowering track, and one here in the final chorus, this soaring moment that says we're back together. It’s the song that started it all for me, and I made it in my bedroom. I spent a year tweaking it, but it was perfect the day I made it.”

“2 Million”
“This is my favorite song I've ever written. It’s full of hope about the future and what's to come, now that me and my girl are back together. The lyrics keep expanding: The first line is about maybe buying a guitar one day, maybe I'll put it on my wall. It zooms out: Maybe one day I'll have my own home. And maybe one day I'll call you my own.”

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