Fauvely (faux-vlee) is the project of Chicago-based songwriter Sophie Brochu, 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. Her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This, was recognized for its delicately introspective songs about self-doubt and longing.
With Dale Price, Scott Cortez, and Dave Piscotti on board, the band signed to Diversion Records in 2019 while their sound evolved into fuller, more carefully arranged soundscapes that have drawn comparisons to Mazzy Star, Mothers, and Cate Le Bon. Named after a poetry collection by Marie Howe, the group's latest release, This is What The Living Do, was inspired by loss, rejection, years of waiting tables, and yearning to be seen in the strange age of oversharing. With its delicate swells and hushed grandeur, the album's title track was called "perfect dream-pop" by The Chicago Reader.
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