Georgia Nott isn’t much of a tweeter. The 23-year-old singer, who with her older brother Caleb forms the electronic pop duo Broods, prefers to communicate her politics the old-fashioned way: through music.
Indeed, Nott’s first album as a solo artist – The Venus Project Vol. 1 – is itself a political statement. The record is the result of an entirely female collaboration: from producers and engineers to the project manager, photographer and illustrator.
The Venus Project is a prospect Nott has been mulling for about two years, she told Sunday from her home in LA, which she shares with her husband and brother. Before #MeToo, before #TimesUp, Nott had been penning what she calls more personal songs – ones that reflected who she was and what she stood for, in real life.
“I saw so many people that were expressing their feminism through their platforms – I wanted to do that,” she says.
“I wanted to do something that showed I was on these women’s sides – on the side of equality – and I was fighting for that.”
While it’s taken her a few years to work out what she wanted to say, Nott’s record has already begun sparking conversations, she says, citing an example of a songwriter friend who feels she has to look plain in the studio, for fear she won’t be taken seriously. “What, you can’t be pretty and be talented?” Between conversations, Nott took our Sunday Grill. North Brunch Island date Dinner South Island date My whole childhood is there. Night Twitter in Instagram Night out Least amount of social interaction, please! Neons Neutrals Miniature horse Giant panda Stubbed toe Paper cut Read a book Watch a movie Chocolate Cheese Air travel Road trip Only because I never have to drive. I can just look out the window and pick the music. Seaside Fireside Flat white Long black Piglet Pooh Gold Silver Window seat Aisle seat Destiny’s Child Spice Girls I was born in 1994 so… Pizza Burgers Raincoat Umbrella Bare feet Jandals Read Write Talk Listen I’ve gotten into the habit of talking to myself in my head and then forgetting if I said it out loud to anyone. The answer is usually: “No, you never said anything about that.” Cook dinner Wash the dishes I’m more of a baker than a cook, due to my ability to get distracted easily.