Award-winning singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette has unveiled her third full-length album, Satellite, which was co-produced alongside François-Pierre Lue.
The 9-song collection of folk-pop tracks deliver honest stories of self-discovery and reflection through the cycle of love. Filled with intimate vocals, lush instruments, and expressive harmonies, the album evokes moments of love, heartbreak, healing, forgiveness and ultimately falling in love again.
“I think love is a beautiful thing. It’s just intriguing how no one actually knows how it works and what it’s made of. I’m pretty sure that’s the main reason why I write songs: I’m just trying to figure out what the heck love is,” explained Racette.
As a woman in music, it is essential to Geneviève that she surrounds herself with like-minded females in the industry. She is proud that over half her team involved in the creation of Satellite are female musicians and members of the industry.
Geneviève co-produced Satellite with François-Pierre Lue (who also produced No Water, No Flowers) and collaborated on many songs with JUNO-nominated Barbra Lica, award-winning songwriter Danielle Knibbe, and fellow Québécois singer-songwriter Éric Charland.
Although I fully enjoyed the whole album, I had two stand-out tracks. The first was the duet between Geneviève and City and Colour (Dallas Green), “Someone”. Everything about this track pulled me in, I love the beat, but even more so, the way their voices compliment each other is incredible. This one will be going on my personal playlist.
The second stand-out is the title track, “Satellite”, I was immediately entranced by the lyrics and Geneviève’s sweet, smooth vocals on this track. I found myself singing along with the chorus after a few playbacks, and this is a song I would highly recommend you all check out!
Check out the album below, and find out more about Geneviève via our mini-interview.
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi! My name is Geneviève Racette, a singer-songwriter from Montréal. I just released my third album called Satellite today!
You have unveiled your third album, Satellite. On this album, you spent a lot of time with friends Danielle Knibbe and JUNO-nominated Barbra Lica co-writing. Can you tell us more about that?
Of course! Barbra and Danielle are two of my best friends and favorite songwriters in the world. Because we are close friends it was easy for me to open up and be true. It was only natural to write these songs with them.
Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?
I won’t lie: all my songs are about MOI! Haha. The inspiration came from genuine true emotions and situations.
What song on the album means the most to you and why?
I think Someone is really special. Of course, the fact that I have Dallas Green singing with me but also because the song itself reflects a very raw feeling.
Sober is also very meaningful to me. The song isn’t necessarily about sobriety itself. It’s about going through hard situations without having that escape.
You had an album release on March 14 at Dakota Tavern, featuring an on-stage duet with Dallas Green, how did the fans react to that?
Everyone was surprised! It was so fun. It was our first time singing the song together in real life! We had recorded it remotely so it was extra special for everyone in the room that night.
What’s next for you in 2022?
We have a couple more shows in Quebec and we are headed to Kansas City in May for an official Showcase as part of Folk Alliance International. Very excited for that!
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