Memoir Mixtapes Vol.10, Track 8

Wanted by Lisa Fleck Dondiego

To read this piece, click the album cover below.

About the author:
Lisa Fleck Dondiego’s poems have appeared in The Westchester Review, Haibun Today, and in several anthologies, including Red Moon Press’s yearly anthology and in the Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley’s A Slant of Light. She has read locally at Cornelia St. Café and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, and has taught in the Learning to See workshop series at the Greenburgh Library in Westchester. Her chapbook, A Sea Change, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. She lives in Ossining, NY, with her husband.

Seigar recommends “About Work The Dancefloor” by Georgia

Green Georgia ready for success

Georgia released her debut album in 2015, and she made some noise, but maybe not as much she expected and deserved. If all the tracks on that record had been as good as the first four songs, perhaps everybody would know her by now. However, the daughter of Leftfield cofounder Neil Barnes has this second chance to gain that notoriety. Every list of the best songs of 2019 included the song I’m bringing you today. “About Work The Dancefloor is a disco party anthem with retro 80s synthesizers and hedonistic lyrics.

’Cause I don’t have much in terms of money now
I don’t have material gifts for you
You want me to stay a while, stay a while
To be in a moment with you
I was just thinking about work the dancefloor
I was just thinking about work the dancefloor
I was just thinking about work the dancefloor
I was just thinking about work the dancefloor

This singer, songwriter, composer, and drummer has focused on the nostalgia for the dancefloor in her new album Seeking Thrills, the first one to watch this year! In fact, Georgia told an interviewer: “I made this song after a weekend in Berlin entirely dancing in a few clubs and I realised how important the dancefloor is to people to give them a certain relief from their everyday activities.”

The video is a stunning production, visually connecting to the 80s and early 90s aesthetics and imagery. Her crazy fairy tale matches the visuals of Stranger Things, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and her catchy tunes and way of singing remind us of Robyn. The Swedish singer may be a strong influence in the sound of Georgia’s new album.

Enjoy the song and the video, and do yourself a favour: listen to Seeking Thrills first. This is one to include in the best of 2020 for sure.

(Song recommendation by Seigar)