On November 1st, Montreal-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Geoffroy returns with 1952, the follow-up to his 2017 Polaris Long-Listed debut album Coastline. The rollout of his latest oeuvre mimics the winding two-year journey Geoffroy took to complete 1952. He started with 21 Days, a spiritual successor to Coastline’s title track, then followed with the laid back Woke up Late and the just-released The Fear of Falling Apart, which boldly announces the album’s theme.
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 Fear of Falling Apart video, directed and edited by close friend Kyle Smith, mixes family footage from these VHS tapes with beautiful shots of Geoffroy playing the piano and wandering in the woods, shot in Beauce and around St-Adrien, QC.
The Fear of Falling Apart is without a doubt the most personal song on 1952, shares Geoffroy. Breast cancer took my beloved mother away from me in 2017, 11 years after the first diagnosis. I wrote this song a few months after her passing. In the last weeks, I told her my next album would be dedicated to her. She smiled. I wish she could hear it, but at least she knows.
The track is out now on all music services, and the album 1952 is available to pre-order.
15/11/19 Montreal, QC - Ausgang Plaza (SOLD-OUT)
16/11/19 Quebec, QC - Secret venue
20/11/19 Brooklyn, NY, USA - Zone One at Elsewhere
27/11/19 Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
28/11/19 Ottawa, ON - The 27 Club
13/02/20 Kelowna, BC - Blue Grotto
14/02/20 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
15/02/20 Vancouver, BC - The Fox
20/02/20 Edmonton, AB - Temple
24/02/20 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
25/02/20 Winnipeg, MB - Good Will Social