Hannah Georgas’ Striking “Don’t Go” Video: Premiere

Mike Wass | June 2, 2016 12:00 pm
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Hannah Georgas does pop differently. Take “Don’t Go,” the first taste of her third LP, For Evelyn. It tackles profound themes like coming to grips with the mortality of loved ones while still delivering a soaring, bittersweet chorus. “Don’t know what I’d do if I lost you,” she laments over sad synths. “So, don’t go.” There’s a weight to the song that makes it linger in the brain long after its four-minute running time.

Directed by Sammy Rawal, the track’s striking black-and-white video arrives today (June 2). “We shot this pretty renegade style in an abandoned world war II POW internment camp,” he says of the clip. “If the first part of the shoot wasn’t rough enough — with having to crawl over rubble, navigate dark spooky hallways, and avoid Final Destination style booby traps — I convinced her to stand under a cold shower and thrash around for two and a half hours.”

Not that Hannah minded. “I was a big fan of Sammy Rawal’s work and was really honored to get the opportunity to work with him,” she says. “His vision felt really in line with the sentiment behind the song. We had a blast working together.” We’re excited to premiere the video up top. For Evelyn drops June 24. Pre-order your copy here.

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