Thank Me Later w/ Geoffroy
One of the nicer side effects of the current situation are live streams on a regular basis. Whether from living rooms, studios or completely empty venues, not an evening goes by without artists offering their fans creative substitude for cancelled shows via Facebook or Instagram.
Canadian singer-songwriter Geoffroy also compensates his called off tour with streams such as his highly recommended live set from his rehearsal room in montreal than can still be watched in full length here.
He’s an extremely laid-back kind of guy and you’ll find that in his music as well. With apparent ease he serves a fusion of danceable beats and complete relaxation that never drifts off to petty radio pop. There’s even room for rather difficult issues like the early death of his beloved mother who died of cancer in 2017 and to whom he dedicated his current album „1952“: it is her year of birth.
With his Jazz- and Hip-Hop-infiltrated sound Geoffroy already could win over a massive worldwide fanbase – which is high and dry at the moment due to his cancelled tour. But, as always, every cloud has a silver lining: Geoffroy uses his newly gained spare time to work on new songs – and to put together an utterly beautiful playlist for us! In his own words:
„These are all influences of mine, even though they vary in genre, I found a lot of similarities across these songs. I listen to all genres of music and draw inspiration from each. This playlist paints an accurate picture of what I’m listening to. These are all particular songs and artists that inspire me, who’s sounds or songwriting style I want to dig into. I think it helps people get to know me better.“
Expect a collection of songs by Tora, Mount Kimbie, Caribou, Weval, Mac Miller and others that is supposed to set you into Geffroys favourite mood: a smooth one.