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INTERVIEW: Grammy Award Winning Artist Geoffro

Hi GEOFFRO, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

– 2017 has been off to an amazing start. I finally just took two days off last week…so I see that as a positive for sure.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Quicksand”?

– Quicksand was something I wrote right after my first session with Flume. I was on a buzz from all the things we were working on that day and I went home and made like 5 piano riffs. I came back to them a few hours later and picked my favorite of the batch, and after freestyling a few takes I came up with the concept of Quicksand.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

– I was going through a relationship with a really amazing girl, but just felt like I was unable to fully commit myself to our situation. Basically feeling like we were both distracted, and somehow that sort of helped the theme of Quicksand – being stuck in something heavy and unable to gain clarity without getting out of it.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

– It’s very possible although I’m more focused on just making more songs for future release.

How was the recording and writing process?

– Writing Quicksand actually came very easy to me. My style of music isn’t usually so deep and dark, so this was a bit of a change, but the lyrics came out very freely. I finished the rest of the song (second verse) like 9 months later after playing the demo for a bunch of people. Most people were really stoked, so I decided I needed to produce it and put it out. I did however make like 15 versions of the production before I was finally sold.

Known for having collaborated with some big names such as Flume and Ziggy Marley – do you tend to take a different approach when you are working with someone else than when working on your own stuff?

– With other artists, I definitely make sure I’m focused on what their style is, and something that would come out of their mouth as opposed to mine. But most of the time I prefer to just write a song for the sake of writing a good song, that way it doesn’t come out forced. If they don’t like what I pitch and I see it as potential for me, I consider using it for myself…but ultimately songs meant for me will have such a personal attachment as I see it, so I am rather selective about themes I’d sing about.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

– I’m very excited to keep up the momentum of writing for myself as an artist. I have a large collection of beats, half-ideas, and Hooks just sitting on the shelf. It’s mostly a matter of finding that 8th day of the week to work more on my own music. My writing and production career has been very busy, which I definitely see as a blessing.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

– If all goes well, I’ll be releasing music for the Summer.

Any plans to hit the road?

– Can’t wait for that to happen. Once I build the catalog, I’ll be looking forward to booking shows. I miss being on stage.

What else is happening next in GEOFFRO’s world?

– So far this year I’ve had placements with artists like Sia, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Aluna George.  I also played piano on an acoustic version of “Middle” by Bipolar Sunshine and DJ Snake.  Other than that I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio with Flume.  

Social Links

Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/geoffrocause/

Soundcloud: 

https://soundcloud.com/geoffrocause/quicksand

Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/geoffrocause/

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/GeoffroCause


Website: 

http://geoffrocause.com/

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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