Following the beautiful video (shot in India) for upbeat track 21 Days, Geoffroy now reveals Woke up Late. The Montreal-based artist’s latest single balances sweetly between chill, trip-hop verses and a chorus of intricate drum beats. Woke up Late is a feel-good song written by Geoffroy while he basked in Los Angeles sunlight, making it the perfect soundtrack for warm summer days.
The video, directed by Kyle cc Smith and Asim Overstands, features a live performance by Geoffroy and his bandmates. The house [musician Clément Leduc’s late grandfather’s] in which we shot the video is an art piece of its own, explains Kyle cc Smith. You rarely come across a house that is seemingly stuck in time as this one, so the location truly made this shooting a special one. Having the video’s audio be a live take from that house was very important to Geoffroy, who adds: The reality is I wanted to showcase the chemistry we have as a band, as they truly are everything to me. I wanted the viewer to feel like they would at one of our shows, just a gang of stoner friends making music.
Watch and share the video for Woke up Late via YouTube.
The track is out now on all music services.
Geoffroy released his debut album Coastline in March 2017, earning critical and commercial success and landing on the Polaris Music Prize long list, while also garnering 25 million streams. 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. Both Woke up Late and 21 Days will appear on his sophomore effort due out November 1st via Bonsound.
Geoffroy will play select shows in Quebec during the last weeks of summer. Dates are below and on geoffroymusic.com. More dates will be announced soon.
31/08/19 Beaupré, QC // UCI Mountain Bike World Championship
01/09/19 Montreal, QC // Mile Ex End Musique Festival
12/09/19 Drummondville, QC // Maison des arts Desjardins - Studio EGR
13/09/19 Victoriaville, QC // Carré 150 - Cabaret Guy-Aubert
14/09/19 Sherbrooke, QC // Théâtre Granada
20/09/19 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
21/09/19 Saint-Raymond, QC // Festival BaseCamp