SXSW 2015: Spotlight on George Maple

Since she was a little girl, Jess Higgs would flip to the songwriting credits found on the inside covers of her CDs and dream of seeing her name there. A prodigy of Australian label Future Classic, Higgs - who goes by the stage name George Maple - has quickly gained traction among electronica and indie audiences for her addictive blend of soulful vocals and anthemic, festival-ready production. With some of EDM's biggest hit-makers on her speed-dial, including Flume and Ta-ku, and her first SXSW under her belt, the Sydney-based singer and producer is poised for an international sweep - pending the release of her debut album. In the final hours of her relative anonymity, we caught up with George Maple in Austin to talk about her influences and what it feels like to be achieving her childhood fantasy. Watch our interview above.