Georgia Nott, known as one half of the critically acclaimed brother-sister duo BROODS, has shared the first single, ‘Won’t Hurt,’ from her all-female collaboration and passion project aptly titled, “The Venus Project.” If ‘Won’t Hurt’ is any indication for the music to come from this project, we’re in for a real treat.
Over previous years recording and touring with BROODS, Georgia realized it was male dominated. “It really struck me at some point, that more often than not when I go into the studio, the producer is a guy, and the engineer is a guy, and I guess most of the time I’m the only girl in the room. Often it’s the same on tour or when we’re playing live.”
Following this realization and writing a collection of songs more personal than what she had written for BROODS, Georgia began contemplating a side solo project. “I had these songs that I’d been writing that were a bit more personal than anything else I’d written, and I was thinking about releasing them on the side. And I was also thinking, ‘I’m pretty capable, why don’t I just start producing it myself, and see what happens.’ But then I kept encountering all these ridiculously talented ladies who I’d meet in LA and on my travels that I wanted to work with, and that’s how it became this all-female collaboration.”
That collaboration would become The Venus Project: Vol 1, brought to life entirely by a team of women. From the artwork to the mastering and management, it’s a celebration of many impressive creative female talents who often fly under the radar. The group of collaborators includes: Camila Mora, who tours with BROODS as their keyboard player, but is also a highly skilled producer, visual artist and illustrator Ashley Lukashevsky, photographer Catie Laffoon, project manager Sherry Elbe, mix engineer Adrianne ‘AG’ Gonzalez, mastering engineer Emily Lazar; and producer Ceci Gomez, who worked with Georgia on the first single, ‘Won’t Hurt.’
The list of collaborators continues to expand as they head towards the album release on March 8th – which is also International Women’s Day.
“It’s a privilege to be able to act upon these ideas and do something constructive to encourage change. I don’t really like dwelling on the negative parts too much, I think that’s just my personality, so instead I wanted to celebrate the awesome talented women around me, and inspire other girls or women to see there are loads of possibilities for them in this industry.”