New Noise Magazine is pleased to be bringing forth the exclusive premiere of “Savannah” by Fauvely. The ambience of the track helps lead the songwriter’s vocals into a delicate state of surreal reflections. The slow roll of the pace helps give the song’s emotional weight a tangible pulse. Take a listen to this tune below and be prepared for the upcoming release, Tides, out on October 5th via Midwest Action.
“‘Savannah’ was the first song I wrote for the album. I started messing with a guitar chord progression and over a few days, a melody began to form. I always write lyrics in a stream-of-conscious style, forming words to fit the music. I found myself singing the line “Do you remember Moon River? I used to live by Savannah’s water” and I knew I had a story to tell about my hometown. An abstract story of grief and time and memory. I wanted to transport the listener to the salty marshes of Savannah’s coast, and demonstrate my relationship to this haunted place that’s revered for its beauty.
There was something really cathartic about the writing process. I don’t think it necessarily comes through in the music, but writing these songs forced me to examine a place from a distance (my home in Chicago), and through this lens, I romanticized it a bit, and it took on a dreamier version, where what I imagined became more prominent than what was real.” – Fauvely
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.
Photo by Brian Lambert