FAUVELY – “HAUNTS ME”
A Spill Exclusive Music Premiere
Fauvely is the project of Chicago-based singer-guitarist 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. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This (Midwest Action, 2017), speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.
Fauvely’s forthcoming LP, 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, and Ultimate Painting.
I did a lot of reckless things when I was a teenager, including driving like a maniac around my hometown. I was toying with control and with my life, because I wasn’t sure it was something I wanted to keep. I was in a really dark place. One night, I really just lost it, and my dad sat me down in the garage and he was brought to tears. He told me I had to stop. So the lyric goes, “I remember the words my father spoke when he said I would not be alone. I drove so fast through the night, I cannot believe I’m still alive.”
Release Date: October 5, 2018