Aussie artist George Alice takes us into the tricky jungle of adolescence in her latest single and video “Teenager.” Directed by Zoee Marsh and Brad Murnane, “Teenager” captures all your stereotypical yet realistic characters in a teen movie – shitty teachers, anxiety, misfits, etc. It’s a meditative and laidback pop anthem as George dives into the world of the underestimated youth, voicing out topics of mental health, growth, and freedom. Hit play:
On her single, George shared: “I wrote ‘Teenager’ with Maribelle right after I left high-school, I’d just finished a lot of international travel and was still really overwhelmed by the last year. Every line has a different meaning and was somehow relevant in my life, the main one being the sarcasm behind the phrase ‘I’m just a fucking teenager.’ I felt really underestimated in the music industry being so young, I know so many teenagers feel this way in the schooling system too, so I wanted to bring attention to it. I hope this song can be the making of more unique individuals and kids stepping out being who they are.”
Speaking of the video, George elaborated: “For the music video I wanted to capture every aspect of high school life and bring attention to all the stupid, petty things we deal with on the daily. The disregard but vague attention they bring to mental health awareness, intimidating and corrupt teachers, creative and unique people being targeted and labelled as misfits when they are nothing but authentic. There’s a lot of blackholes in the schooling system that need to have light shed onto them so that’s what this video is doing.
Using references from Freaks and Geeks, and Perks of Being a Wallflower we wanted a really nostalgic and powerful visual to match such an honest song.”