TikTok Sensation Georgia Webster Tells the Story Behind Her New Single, 'Push & Pull'
Georgia Webster's "Tell Your Mom" is one of our very favorite songs to come out of TikTok's incredible music scene, and from the moment we first heard it, we were instant fans.
We weren't at all surprised when we heard that the 18-year-old country singer-songwriter's talents landed her a record deal with Sony Music Nashville, and it turns out her label debut, "Push & Pull," showcases even more of her incredible talents. It's a song about not feeling a new relationship, as great as they are and as much as you'd like to be fully invested, and we have to say we relate. That's precisely why we went straight to the source to find out more about it—and here's what Georgia revealed.
Sweety High: What was the songwriting process behind "Push & Pull"? What kind of sound were you looking to capture along with the song's themes?
Georgia Webster: I wrote "Push & Pull" sophomore year, I was around 16 years old. I remember sitting down alone with my feelings and just being so frustrated and confused. I thought, "What word or words will express how I'm feeling?" And then I wrote "Push and Pull."
Two years later, when I finally decided to record the song, I wanted to make sure it was me, and that my sophomore year self would be proud of the finished product. I think the song really captures both the emotion and the relatability of the situation and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
SH: What does the track mean to you? Do you feel like you've been in an experience like the one in the song?
GW: I definitely wrote the song from a personal experience—I had just gotten out of my first real relationship, and it was pretty rocky. A little while after this, a new guy came along who seemed so perfect, but I wasn't used to someone going out of their way to do nice things for me and I honestly just didn't know how to respond. I was so frustrated and so confused as to why I didn't like someone so perfect, thus writing "Push & Pull."
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SH: Do you have any advice for people who feel like they're in the situation described in the song?
GW: My advice for anyone going through this situation would be to heal. Don't continue on in this relationship, because if you're like me, you're probably still hanging onto past relationships. Once you actually heal from your past, you'll find someone who you don't really mind all the "pushing" from.
SH: How do you feel this song is different than what you've released in the past?
GW: This song is different from my first single, "Tell Your Mom," because I think it's a little more of a serious topic and strikes more emotions. It's definitely a little slower and more chill as well.
SH: What is your favorite lyric from the track?
GW: My favorite lyric is probably "It's too much for my heart to take, I guess I'm just so used to it breaking."
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SH: Which artists would you say are your biggest musical inspirations at the moment?
GW: My biggest musical inspirations at the moment are probably Julia Michaels and Ingrid Andress. Julia keeps coming out with incredible new stuff and amazes me every time with the uniqueness of her lyrics. And Ingrid is definitely one of my favorite female country artists ever, the way she writes as well as the production of her music just hits home for me.
SH: What does it mean to you to be newly signed to Sony Music Nashville?
GW: To be signed to Sony Music Nashville means so much to me—having people who believe so much in me as well as my music is really exciting and I'm just so happy that I get to share my songs with more and more people.
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