Montreal-based singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Geoffroy makes a point, in both life and music, to weave a tale with his words; one that asks audiences to dig deep.
Following his EP Soaked in Gold (2015), Geoffroy released his debut album Coastline in March 2017. Co-produced by Gabriel Gagnon, Max Gendron and Geoffroy, the album features a solid mix of percussions, guitars, analog keyboards and synths, and woodwind instruments. It earned critical and commercial success while it landed on the Polaris Music Prize long list and garnered 25 million streams.
Since the release of Coastline, Geoffroy experienced a groundswell of support in Quebec, culminating in a sold-out headlining show at Montreal’s MTelus. He toured 1000-2000 capacity venues in Europe with Fakear and Møme, and audiences in Mexico, the United States, Brazil and Germany grew organically and showed enthusiasm for the Montrealer’s music. The album’s lead single, Sleeping on My Own, was a big sensation, racking up over eight million streams on Spotify.
Geoffroy returns on November 1st, 2019, with 1952, his sophomore effort featuring lead singles 21 Days, Woke up Late and The Fear of Falling Apart. A sense of nostalgia permeates throughout 1952, particularly in The Fear of Falling Apart. Geoffroy spent a lot of time retracing his steps, writing in the backyard garden of his childhood NDG home and digging through old family VHS tapes.
The striking album art, designed by Montreal tattoo artist Dan Climan, is based on an old photo of Geoffroy’s mother, to whom the album is dedicated (1952 was her birth year). The artwork is a beautiful eye-catching image, and a deeper meaning reveals itself once listeners explore the meaning of the lyrics and music. Listening to 1952 from start to finish is a rich and evocative experience layered with textures of organic percussions, bass, guitars, vocals and synths. The new album is a continuation of the conversation started with Coastline, yet so much more. Reunited with Coastline collaborators Gabriel Gagnon, Clément Leduc and Max Gendron, 1952 is the first album completed at the newly christened Homy Studio in Montreal.