VIDEO PREMIERE: Montreal-Based Singer-Songwriter/Producer Geoffroy Takes Electro Pop To Soulful Ceilings

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, earning critical and commercial success while the album landed on the Polaris Music Prize long list and garnered 25 million streams. Two years later, he returns with 21 Days, a new upbeat and mesmerizing single that he composed in Los Angeles with his bandmate and producer Clément Leduc.

In the two years since Coastline, 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.

Glide is proud to premiere the video for Geoffroy’s “Woke Up Late” (below) directed by Kyle Smith – a multi-media presentation of the word exceptional in every way. Geoffroy takes electronic pop to its most raw noir, creating a bridge that connects the worlds of James Blake with Kurt Vile.

“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,” described Geoffroy. “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 it’s 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, that’s also probably important to note.”

“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,” adds Smith.

Photo by Alex Dozois

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