In case you haven’t heard, Aussie music talent G Flip (full name: Georgia Flipo) and drop-dead gorgeous Keep It Cleaner founder, Steph Claire Smith, are pretty good mates tyvm.
Their #goals friendship first started when low-key fangirl G Flip – who just sold out her Aus tour and secured a place at Groovin’ The Moo – slung Steph a mention in the intro of her brand-spankin’ new song ‘Drink Too Much‘.
Then Georgia slid into Steph’s DMs and, since then, the duo has even teamed up to create Georgia’s new kickass music video, out today:
Here, PEDESTRIAN.TV talks to G Flip about her new toon, an unlikely friendship and bangin’ music video.
P.TV: What inspired ‘Drink Too Much’?
G: A few years ago, I used to go out quite a bit. At the time, I’d been recently dumped, I was lonely and I was young and dumb. I was drinking and partying a lot to get over a break up that smashed my heart.
I wrote ‘Drink Too Much’ after a big night out. I came home close to lunchtime the next day (hence the lyric ‘I wanna be out til lunch’) and I had a few hours to kill before a family event. I started writing the song on bass and piano and recorded it rough on my voice memos.
P.TV: Was there anything you had to overcome to write and release the song?
G: My songs are like an open diary, I just write how I feel and what’s on my mind at the time without overthinking anything. I also write my lyrics the same way I would talk in everyday life.
I’m a real perfectionist when it comes to my music so I really wasn’t in a rush to get the track out even though it was written a few years ago and I had my crappy bedroom demo sitting with me, I would never want to release anything until it was the best version of itself.
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P.TV: Why did you choose to mention Steph Claire Smith at the beginning of the song? What is it about Steph?
G: What isn’t it about Steph?! Have you seen her!? Nah, but seriously, I would see her around Chapel Street all the time when I wrote it. I was working as a DJ on Chaps at night and at a drum shop there by day. On my lunch break, I’d always walk past her and I was like, should I write a song about this?!
P.TV: How did Steph wind up featuring in the music video?
G: I slid into her DM’s on Insta. Literally didn’t think I’d get a reply. First I wanted to show her the song, so I let her hear it before it was released and then I told her about this film clip idea I had. The reply from her was ‘Hey legend – love the song! It’s epic! Would love to chat more about it’. I read her reply and [email protected]#!ing lost my sh!t.
P.TV: If you could give your younger self any advice about this song and video, what would it be and why?
G: The advice I would give myself is: drinking and partying to get over a break up doesn’t really work. Focusing on goals and improving yourself is the way to go. I was a loose unit for like two years before I got my shit together and realised that.
P.TV: How did you come up with the idea of how your music video would look?
G: I remember when I was making my original bedroom demo of ‘Drink Too Much’ a few years ago I was sitting there just thinking, ‘I have to get Steph in this film clip if I ever release this song’. I also thought it would be entertaining to see her dressed like me as a massive tomboy.
With that being the OG concept I then wrote a little storyline a few months ago, that Steph and myself were neighbours and that some of my boxes (with my drums and clothes in them) got delivered to her instead of me. I presented this concept to my team and Steph and we made it happen.
To hear more from G Flip and Steph Claire Smith, grab your tix to PEDESTRIAN.TV’s Selfish Weekend presented by the House of Angostura this March 16 and 17th at Sydney‘s La Porte Space, where both boss lasses will be having their own up-close-and-personal sessions.