What the Living Do
Watch Me Overcomplicate This
"Writing has always been a place for me to ease my anxieties," says Sophie Brochu, the leader behind Fauvely, a project that since 2017 has ranged from a solo endeavor to a 6-piece band.
"Waiting on an answer, coming around a bend in the road too fast, watching a loved one plunge beneath a wave. A lot of my inspiration comes from the moments in which I've found myself holding my breath." Fauvely, which is an iteration of the French word 'fauve' now encompasses Dale Price on lead guitar, Dave Piscotti on drums, and Phil Conklin on bass, an arrangement that has become something more akin to family. The group's 2019 EP, This is What the Living Do (Diversion Records) was called "perfect dream-pop" by The Chicago Reader. With honest songwriting and melodic guitar lines, Fauvely has cultivated a strong following in Chicago, landing support slots for Stella Donnelly, Hand Habits, Say Sue Me, Ellis, Alison Sudol, Ultimate Painting, Ryley Walker, and Laura Veirs. Fauvely's forthcoming LP, Beautiful Places, is set to release on April 2, 2021.