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 EPSoaked In Gold(2015), Geoffroy released his debut albumCoastlinein March 2017, earning critical and commercial success while the album landed on the Polaris Music Prize long list and garnered 25 million streams. He debuts the video for the new track “Woke Up Late“. Atwood premiered the video and did an in-depth interview. Both Geoffroy and video director Kyle Smith made statements below.
‘At the beginning the idea was to film a live take, in my bandmates’ late Grandfathers home, which has this crazy 70s aesthetic and feels stuck in time. It took a single conversation for that video idea to devolve into just throwing a party and shooting it but in a rare show of maturity, we decided against that. The reality is I wanted to showcase the relationship we all have as a band, as they are truly everything to me. I wanted someone to feel like they might get an idea of what its like at our shows, just a gang of stoner friends making music. The audio in the video is actually a live take from that house, thats also probably important to note.‘ – Geoffroy
“It was a great feeling working with a talented band and film crew to create a special piece like this, I think everyone who worked on it was genuinely proud of the outcome which is all you can ask for from a shoot. Having shot in Clement’s (a frequent producer/collaborator) late Grandfathers house made this shoot even more special because the house is an art piece on its own, we were fortunate to have filmed in it because you rarely come across a house like this that is so stuck in time.” – Kyle Smith (Director – Woke Up Late)
In the two years sinceCoastline, Geoffroy and his band experienced a groundswell of support in Quebec, culminating in a sold-out headlining show at Montreal’s MTelus (FKA Metropolis). They toured 1000-2000 capacity venues in Europe with Fakear and Møme, and also started to write the next album. Audiences in Mexico, the United States, Brazil and Germany grew organically and showed enthusiasm for the Montrealer’s music. His single ‘Sleeping on My Own‘ was a big sensation, racking up over eight million streams on Spotify.
By the time he sat down to record his follow-up album, Geoffroy had matured as a musician, becoming a more detailed, research-driven songwriter and producer.
Geoffroy will play select shows in Quebec in September. Dates are below and ongeoffroymusic.com.
Tour Dates: 08/31/19 Beaupré, CA // UCI Mountain Bike World Championship
09/01/19 Montreal, QC // Mile Ex End Musique Festival
09/12/19 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins – Studio EGR