London-based singer-songwriter George Pelham has recently released an acoustic video for his track Someone to Love Again on his YouTube channel, and he is currently in America writing and recording new music for future release. George is regularly seen gigging around London, and having performed at the O2 Lounge on a number of occasions, he’s most recently had a live set there before Harry Styles’ concert at The O2 Arena. Before George flew out to America, we chatted to him about his new acoustic video for Someone to Love Again, the response so far to the release and his upcoming writing plans.
You’ve just released an acoustic video for Someone to Love Again, how has the response been so far?
It seems to have been alright! It’s just an acoustic video for now so the full production will come later but I hope people are into it – it’s about two years old so it’s nice to have released it in some capacity.
Where did you film the video and were you able to film it in one take?
I filmed it at the Roundhouse and yes, we did it in one – sometimes you’ve got to go old school.
Where do you get the inspiration from for your songwriting and would you like to write songs for other artists?
Just whatever is happening to me at that moment – relationships or just life in general. I wouldn’t rule out writing songs for other artists – I have done it a few times in the past and I love writing songs, so why not?
You performed in the O2 Lounge before the Harry Styles concert, what was this like and have you played there before?
It was pretty relaxed, I’ve done that gig a few times before, yeah.
Which other shows have you played at recently and have you ever performed outside of the UK?
I’m always playing gigs around London mainly, and they’ve gone alright! You know what, I don’t think I’ve ever done a proper gig outside of the UK, how weird is that… but 100% I’d love to.
Do you have any shows planned that you can tell us about and are you attending any festivals this year, either as a fan or as an artist?
I’m playing a little acoustic set at The Great Escape, I think – but other than that you’ll have to watch this space… I think I might be going to watch Radio 1’s Big Weekend, but none planned other than that one – Barn on the Farm would be fun…
Who would your dream tour be with?
Good question – Bruno Mars would be great fun, but if the artist doesn’t still have to be alive then probably Prince – I’m slightly obsessed with him.
Have you always wanted to be a musician and how did your career start?
Well, I’ve always loved music but didn’t really think I was going to be a musician, to be honest, until I was about 19, when I entered this singing competition and just got really into performing and writing songs from there!
How long have you been playing the guitar?
Since I was seven or eight – probably spent a few too many hours on it growing up.
Are you currently working on new music and can listeners expect an EP or album release at some point in the future?
Yes, lots of writing and recording – watch this space… thanks for the interview!
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