Photo by Dez DeCarlo
Technology brings people together. For all the talk of how living beholden to a screen is pulling us apart in the real world, there is the counterargument that new technologies actually mean new and different ways to connect. Boston techno trio Miss Geo makes a strong case for the latter.
Even the origin story of Miss Geo is tech reliant: cofounders Abby Heredia and Pascaline Mary met at an Apple store, while attending a recording demo. (Third member Alex Miklowski was added to the live lineup this year.) The song we’re featuring here, “Tech Entry,” extends the happy coexistence of digital and analogue connection begun at Miss Geo’s conception. Over a jumpy, cosmic jungle beat, Heredia’s first lines are “This is an awakening / You look like someone I want to meet.”
“Tech Entry” is about the unique ways in which striking out alone can result in deeper solidarity, according to Mary. “The song is about making decisions and accepting the consequences,” she says, especially for young feminists who may have to separate from their families, old friends, and a previous sense of security in order to pursue independence and self-sufficiency. And it’s to young women in that specific, vulnerable position that “Tech Entry” reaches out. “The modern woman will take control of her life and will have to make decisions regarding life direction,” says Mary (who moved to Boston from her native France to make music). “It could bring pain and regrets, separation from the loved one; but…it defines her as a distinct entity, a human being with her judgment and freedom. [This song] is a rally cry.’”
In case their position wasn’t clear, Miss Geo named their latest album Connection. It was released earlier this month.