Geneviève Racette is releasing a brand new album called Satellite in 2022, and tomorrow, she will release the video for the first single, “Maybe.”
We’re super stoked here at Roots Music Canada to be able to premiere it today.
Directed by Mathieu Samson, the live video was filmed at Honkytonk Danse Country in Montreal, and the cinematic vibe provides the perfect ambiance for the track.
The song, produced by François-Pierre Lue, is about wanting to be someone’s sure bet, but only feeling like a “maybe.” It’s about being so blinded by infatuation, that you can’t see that you’re being taken for granted.
Geneviève wrote it while visiting Toronto, turning afternoon girl talk in a friend’s kitchen into a song.
The other two songwriters were Juno-nominated artist Barbra Lica – who has written cuts for jazz crooner Matt Dusk, rising J-Pop singer Harumi, and Taiwanese pop recording artist, Morrison Ma – and Danielle Knibbe, who’s knack for penning insightful yet straightforward lyrics has already earned her a Stingray Rising Star Award and the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award from the Ontario Arts Council.
Satellite will be Geneviève’s third full-length release, a nine-song collection delivering honest stories of self-discovery and reflection through the cycle of love. The album, filled with intimate vocals, lush instruments and expressive harmonies, evokes moments of love, heartbreak, healing, forgiveness and ultimately falling in love again.
Geneviève’s most recent album, No Water, No Flowers, has helped catapult her from a regional success story in Quebec to a rising star on the national roots scene, earning her a Canadian Folk Music Award and a chance to perform on stage with City and Colour at Osheaga. Before the pandemic hit, she had also recently performed as the headliner in over 100 concert venues across the country, including venues in Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Maritimes.
Check out “Maybe.”