5July | Thursday
Wanderer - Single
Soaked in Gold - EP
Sampha and Chet Faker are good points of reference, but Geoffroy’s inclination towards electro-acoustic experimentation puts him in a category all his own. Aaron Zorgel, COMPLEX
Geoffroy offre une électro-pop bardée de synthétiseurs et de beatbox, pour en faire une jolie pièce accrocheuse. Julie Ledoux, Voir
Geoffroy is nothing short of pure gold in its musical form. Nick Younes, IX Daily
Geoffroy's most recent works see his familiar folk background give way to a more downtempo, electronica/trip-hop inspired sound, following the path of artists such as Chet Faker, SOHN or Sylvan Esso. His debut album Coastline was been released on March 10th, 2017 via Bonsound.geoffroymusic.com
Following a sold-out show at Montreal’s Club Soda last Friday, Geoffroy now delivers a brand new song, Wanderer, which is available on all digital platforms via Bonsound. Produced by Tim ''Heartfelt'' Buron from Cult Nation’s collective New Gospel (Charlotte Cardin, Nate Husser), the single touches on Geoffroy’s need to embrace the unexpected, and expresses a joie de vivre and a thirst for escape. I’ve been travelling a lot recently and it has reminded me how important it is to live fully, to break free from routine and comfort, explains the artist.
More electro-tinged than his other songs, Wanderer is not necessarily a preview of his next album, which is currently in the works for a 2019 winter release. It’s a one-off single that I decided to release for the fans, adds Geoffroy, to keep them waiting for the follow-up to Coastline, his Polaris Music Prize Long-Listed debut album released in March 2017.
Co-produced by Gabriel Gagnon, Max Gendron and Geoffroy, Coastline features a solid mix of percussions, guitars, woodwinds, and analog keyboards and synths. Since its release, the album’s first single Sleeping on My Own has garnered over 6 million streams on Spotify, and Thirsty, his collaboration with Men I Trust, reached the top spot on HypeMachine. Geoffroy was also named Apple Music’s Favourite New Artist, and was the sole Canadian artist to play a showcase at Midem (France) in June. Last fall, he opened for Møme in France and Belgium, and performed for the first time in Los Angeles as part of a Live Nation Ones To Watch concert.
This debut album reflects the artist’s fear of commitment and his desire for escape and freedom. I’ve travelled a lot in my life, Geoffroy explains, and I think it comes out naturally through my music. He collaborated with Max Gendron (Prince Club) and Gabriel Gagnon (Milk & Bone) for the composition and production of the album. Quebec City's Men I Trust and Fjord also participated to the making of two tracks off the album.
These eleven songs form an album that is both original and cohesive, and explores Geoffroy’s many states of mind. Inspired by travel and nature, as well as a strong desire for change, the artist is in full quest-mode for freedom and independence.
Coastline, the follow-up to his Soaked in Gold EP released in 2015, gives way to a more downtempo, electronica/trip-hop inspired sound, following the path of artists such as Chet Faker, SOHN or Sylvan Esso. Carefully crafted and produced, the record features a solid mix of percussions, guitars, analog keyboards and synths, and woodwind instruments.
Montreal-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Geoffroy has been gaining traction and interest since the release of his first EP, Soaked in Gold, in November 2015. After backpacking around the world during his early twenties, the 29 year-old settled in Spain playing music every single day. Back in Montreal, Canada, he wrote and produced his first EP with good friend and producer Max Gendron. His most recent works see Geoffroy’s familiar folk background give way to a more downtempo, electronica/trip-hop inspired sound, following the path of artists such as Chet Faker, SOHN or Sylvan Esso. Carefully crafted and produced, the music truly reflects the singer’s vibe.
Geoffroy’s full-length debut album Coastline was released on March 10th, 2017. Co-produced by Gabriel Gagnon, Max Gendron and Geoffroy, the Polaris Music Prize Long-Listed album features a solid mix of percussions, guitars, analog keyboards and synths, and woodwind instruments. Since its release, the album’s first single Sleeping on My Own has garnered over 6 million streams on Spotify. Geoffroy was also named Apple Music’s Favourite New Artist and his collaboration with Men I Trust, Thirsty, reached the top spot on HypeMachine.
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