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About Us (album)

About Us is the debut studio album by Australian indie pop singer G Flip. The album was released on 30 August 2019.

Prior to the album's release, the songs were described as about "heartbreak and reconciliation". G Flip said: "I thought about releasing an album a lot growing up, I would sit in the lounge room holding dad's record collection in awe, I was intrigued, I wanted my own. It's a big moment, I'm super stoked to drop my debut."

The album was supported by an Australian tour, commencing in Adelaide on 8 November 2019.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2019, the album was nominated for two awards; Breakthrough Artist and Best Independent Release, "Drink Too Much" was nominated for Best Video.

A deluxe version of the album was released on 17 January 2020, featuring 4 live tracks.

Reception

Simone Ziaziaris from Sydney Morning Herald said "G Flip draws from her own personal experiences to sound deeply personal and honest – so much so, that by the end of the album you feel as if you've known her for years." adding "Kindling the success of the album is G Flip's talent in building pop-gems out of a simple synth riff, bouncy piano chords and incredibly smooth vocals. It's a skill she applies to her singles, 'I Am Not Afraid', 'Drink Too Much' and 'Killing My Time', and one she'll no doubt pull off on hits to come."

James d'Apice from The Music AU said "Thanks to her drumming background, rhythm comes naturally to G Flip. That insight is too reductive though. G Flip's real triumph is neither a command of rhythm, nor of melody, but her command of character – as an artist, she is compelling. As much as About Us might sound like it's about someone else, it's really about our G Flip and the authentic approach she takes to the world around her, and to her music."

Some Fuamoli from Triple J said "Born out of a concentrated period of chaos, G Flip's debut album is anchored by self-introspection and raw emotion." and described About Us as "...a snapshot of young lives in flux; finding your own place in a relationship and with yourself. It's a look at the still-firming personal ground of any 20-something."

Zoë Radas from Stack Magazine said "For someone as obsessed with rhythm as G Flip, she also has a falcon's grip on melodic pop hooks which are both meaty and fluid as rain. Her vocals can belt boldly or come in ultra-close, as in the exhilarating single 'Bring Me Home'".

David Bennun from Metro News said "About Us, which details a relationship with an on-off girlfriend, is typified by big percussion and great washes of keyboards, topped with an insinuating croon that feels not as fully her own as the music behind it."

Heather Phares from AllMusic said "Flipo finds ways to give About Us more personality whenever her tales of lust and heartache could become generic... [and] by the time the album closes with the happily ever after of '2 Million', Flipo proves that in love and in her music, she's never less than fully committed -- and that's what makes About Us a promising debut."

Track listing

Charts

Weekly charts

Year-end charts

Release history