Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist Sophie Brochu (Astrobrite, Videotape), who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraints of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This, speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.
Fauvely’s sophmore release, Tides, transports listeners to the salty coast of Sophie’s hometown, Savannah, GA. Louder and bolder than her EP, these intensely brooding songs are the result of a new confidence possessed by Sophie, and the desire to come to terms with haunting memories in a place revered for its beauty. Fauvely has cultivated a strong presence in Chicago, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists Stella Donnelly, Gemma Ray, Ryley Walker, Laura Veirs, and Ultimate Painting.
Fauvely's new EP, This is What the Living Do, comes out May 17th, 2019.
Sophie Brochu - Guitar, Vocals
Scott Cortez - Bass
Dale Price - Lead Guitar
Dave Piscotti - Drums
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"Deeply personal, heartfelt, striking, and affecting...shaking with urgent and purposeful grit." - The Big Takeover
"Fauvely's lyrical honesty and straightforward instrumentation make an instantly profound introduction to a creator whose art has a far greater and valuable reach than others may recognize." - The Chicago Tribune, Britt Julious
"For anyone struggling with disillusionment and anxiety and self-doubt and longing, anyone simultaneously confused and empowered by desire. Fauvely’s lyrics are so raw and vulnerable—she really gets to the heart of unpacking a specific but ineffable feeling.” -Large Hearted Boy, Julia Fine
"Savannah, Georgia finds a home in the big Illinois city...Get to know Chicago's artist on the rise." -Impose Magazine
“Fauvely's dream pop comes to life with stripped-down, simply arranged songs and beautiful melodies that fit nicely in the musical universe of P.S. Eliot, Mothers and Waxahatchee, but without the air of mimicry." -Savannah Morning News
"A hugely promising songwriter...Fauvely’s music has evolved; it’s more intense, more driving, more confident." - For The Rabbits