444-0048: Geoffroy - "Hotel Bed"

"The feel of a hotel bed..."

Geoffroy is an essential voice in Canadian music. Ten years and three LPs into a career that has solidified him as one of Quebec’s best artists, the Montreal-born songwriter and producer takes the next step internationally with the release of fourth full-length, Good Boy, out June 14. 

Today the album’s second single, “Hotel Bed” is available, along with a pre-save for the full LP. 

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The project was spared with the intention of creating Geoffroy’s most authentic work to date, blending organic instrumentation and electronic elements into a bright and rich album filled with diverse sounds, a collection of songs that moves beyond the brooding dept that defined recent works.

“Hotel Bed” is a romantic, colourful and celebratory song that highlights the international sounds featured throughout the record.

“Once again, the perpetual saga of relationships unfolds,” Geoffroy explains. “Hotel Bed’ follows the story of a girl who, tired of her new partners indecision and conflicting messages, reaches her breaking point.”


‘I began crafting it on the piano through numerous studio sessions, it gradually transformed into what you hear today,” he adds. “More importantly the music video features ‘Remesha Drums,’ a group of drummers originally from Burundi. The drums they play on are called “Ingoma” and are made of a specific type of wood that can only be found there.”

Geoffroy’s past releases have each reflected a different tone and period in the artist’s life and his evolution and experimentation with different sonic palettes. In this case, Good Boy sees Geoffroy look back and collaborate with longtime production partners Clement Leduc and Gabriel Gagnon, but also incorporate a diverse collection of new background musicians and singers that bring the album to life in vibrant colour.

That diversity was driven by a gradual shift in Geoffroy’s influences, having spent recent years immersing himself in the worlds of Cumbia music and a range of other Latin and African rhythmic styles that melded with his traditional singer-songwriter form to create something that feels truly international.

In fact the record’s narrative was inspired by a trip to Mexico where he befriended and ultimately adopted a shelter dog named Papi, bringing him from the streets of Mexico to Montreal. Papi serves as the mascot for the LP, but more importantly acts as an overarching metaphor for being lost, but ultimately found.

Geoffroy – Good Boy Tracklist

1. Only Child
2. Hotel Bed
3. Early Morning Sun
4. Blue
5. C.A.Y.A.
6. First Impressions
7. Recuerdo de Ti
8. Mac N Cheese
9. State Of Mind (Interlude)
10. Over You

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