About Work the Dancefloor

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"About Work the Dancefloor"
AboutWorktheDancefloor.jpg
Single by Georgia
from the album Seeking Thrills
Released28 March 2019 (2019-03-28)
GenreSynth-pop
Length3:14 (radio edit)
3:28 (album version)
LabelDomino
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Georgia
  • Sean Oakley
  • Mark Ralph
Georgia singles chronology
"Started Out"
(2018)
"About Work the Dancefloor"
(2019)
"Never Let You Go"
(2019)
Music video
"About Work the Dancefloor" on YouTube

"About Work the Dancefloor" is a song by English musician Georgia. Co-written by Georgia and Mark Ralph, both of whom also produced the song alongside Sean Oakley, it was released by Domino Recording Company on 28 March 2019.

Background and composition[edit]

Georgia stated that "About Work the Dancefloor" was written "in response to the clubbing culture [she] experienced in cities whilst touring".[1] The song has been described as featuring "the tight electronic sequences of new wave", with its lyrics "as vulnerable as a handwritten note".[2] It also contains "driving, arpeggiated synth bassline" and "washed out, kaleidoscopic analogue synths".[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

In June 2019, remixes of the song by American DJ The Blessed Madonna were released.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Writing for Pitchfork, Michelle Kim called the hook "provocative" and praised Georgia's "disarmingly tender vocals".[5] James Rettig of Stereogum deemed the song an "absolute powerhouse of a track".[6]

Accolades[edit]

"About Work the Dancefloor" won the 2019 Popjustice £20 Music Prize.[7] The song also topped PopMatters' Best Dance Tracks of 2019 list.[8] In 2020, it received NME Award nominations for Best British Single and Best Song in the World.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[10] 44
Mexico (Mexico Airplay)[11] 5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 28 March 2019 Domino [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (29 March 2019). "Georgia delivers infectious synth-pop on new single "About Work The Dancefloor"". The Line of Best Fit. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  2. ^ Richardson, Mark (8 January 2020). "'Seeking Thrills' by Georgia Review: Finding Freedom on the Dance Floor". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  3. ^ Carr, Paul (9 January 2020). "Georgia's 'Seeking Thrills' Is the Embodiment of What It Means to Come Alive on the Dancefloor". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  4. ^ Murray, Robin (21 June 2019). "The Black Madonna Remixes Georgia's 'About Work The Dancefloor'". Clash. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  5. ^ Kim, Michelle (28 March 2019). ""About Work the Dancefloor" by Georgia Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  6. ^ Rettig, James (7 January 2020). "Georgia 'Seeking Thrills' Album Review: Dance Floor Euphoria". Stereogum. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. ^ Robinson, Peter (20 September 2019). "2019's Twenty Quid winner: Georgia's About Work The Dancefloor". Popjustice. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  8. ^ Lathan, Ryan (19 December 2019). "The Best Dance Tracks of 2019". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  9. ^ "2020 NME Awards Winners: The Complete List". Billboard. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Georgia Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  12. ^ "About Work the Dancefloor (Edit) – Single by Georgia". Apple Music. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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