Five Questions With Geneviève Racette

Montreal, QC-based folk-pop singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette released Part One of her forthcoming album, No Water, No Flowers on February 1, and Part Two will follow in April with the full release coming in May. Although you have to wait for the full release, this 3-song EP will certainly leave you wanting more.

Part One includes “Northern Star”, “Parachute” and “Sans toi”. Geneviève shares on the inspiration behind “Parachute”,

The inspiration behind Parachute is about strength, overcoming difficult seasons in life and standing by the ones you love. It was written in 2017 for her partner when they both experienced back-to-back struggles, it’s a song to brighten those dark days simply saying “I’ll be there for you no matter what”.

Check out the release below and find out more about this extremely talented artist in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi! My name is Geneviève Racette and I am a singer-songwriter from Montreal. I am a music passionate, I love to travel and share my music with the world. I’ve been singing my whole life and I plan to do it for the rest of it.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My songs are very personal, my new album especially. I tell my stories with my acoustic guitar and my voice through my folky-country tunes. I write from the heart in a very humble and gentle way. I love sweeping and romantic melodies and my lyrical style is pretty direct but I use a lot of imagery to convey emotion.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Yes! I am playing three showcases during Folk Alliance International 2019 and I am performing in Montreal at Casa del Popolo along with Abigail Lapell and Sin and Swoon on February 18th! I will also be touring in Québec and Eastern Canada this summer to promote my new record No Water, No Flowers.

Once you’ve seen me perform you pretty much know me! I stay very true to myself on stage. I like to talk about the inspiration behind each song and sing my heart out! I usually play with my life partner Luc. He plays the guitar and the mandoline. Performing with my lover is so special. I always feel at home even when we’re out on tour so far away from our home.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Oh man, this is a tough one. This is like asking a mother to choose her favourite kid… Only one?! Hmmm… Margo’s Song is a real special one. I wrote it in 2016 and I still have trouble singing the whole thing without tearing up… You can find it on YouTube. Parachute is also one of my favourites! I wrote it at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2017 and I think it’s very relatable. You can find it on No Water, No Flowers: Part One.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

I am obsessed with Barbra Lica’s new record. I just can’t stop listening to it! Another artist that I love is Danielle Knibbe. She is one of my favourite singer-songwriters in the world. Please check her out! Also, if you are looking for some good catchy well-written Francophone tunes, you have to listen Éric to Charland from Montreal! He’s amazing and I love him.

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