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Geneviève Racette

Montreal-based singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette has captivated listeners and garnered impressive industry support for her folk-pop tracks ever since her first EP in 2014. Since, through her compelling, vulnerable lyricism and ethereal vocals, Geneviève has emerged as a rising star in both French and English speaking Canadian music scenes.

Racette’s musically filled upbringing has forged her into the creative artist she is today. Continuously receiving praise for her music, she has already been nominated and received several prestigious prizes including, Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Award (2020). Geneviève is also recognized by established artists in the industry for her talents. She grabbed the attention of Singer-songwriter Dallas Green on Instagram with her cover of Hello, I’m in Delaware. He then invited her to appear with him on stage at the Osheaga festival in 2019, a most memorable moment for her. 

Geneviève’s growing popularity is also noticeable on streaming platforms and web radios with her first full-length French album “Les aurores boréales” (2016). With all this excitement Geneviève still finds time to hone her craft. She traveled twice to the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, in 2017 she was selected among 150 singer-songwriters to work with some of the best songwriters from Nashville, and in 2019, Geneviève got to work on the pre-production of her most recent album, No Water, No Flowers. This new recording has propelled Geneviève to new heights with nearly 2 million streams on Spotify, all the while, receiving rave reviews from media, blogs, and music publications.

Geneviève has an undeniable love of the stage, in 2019 she conquered over a hundred Canadian concert venues. In the last two years, Racette has broadened her performing territory, from mostly Québec venues to other Canadian provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Maritimes, as the headliner in each of the tours. 

She also finds time to exchange and meet with artists at a variety of music showcases such as Folk Alliance International New Orleans (2020), Folk Music Ontario (2019), and the Canadian Music Week (2019).

Through fine-tuning her artistic vision and developing a profound network of professionals, Geneviève hopes to explore new concert venues, reach beyond the Canadian market and export her music across North America and beyond.

January 14, 2022 - Nashville, TN - Québécois singer-songwriter Geneviève Racette had no idea how far an off-the-cuff Instagram story would carry her when she posted a cover of City and Colour’s “Hello, I’m in Delaware” after repeated listenings on a homeward bound flight from Toronto. Things moved swiftly after that. Racette’s teenage musical hero Dallas Green (City and Colour) liked her post and extended a warm complement of Racette’s own music, singing, and writing. “I thought someone was trolling me,” she remembers. “That message made me feel so good, it’s indescribable. Getting validation from one of my songwriting heroes was pretty cool.” Fast forward to current day, where Racette and Green’s friendship has led to a hauntingly beautiful collaboration on Racette’s upcoming album, Satellite. Today, Racette released “Someone feat. Dallas Green,” a slow-burning study on desire, temptation, seduction, and fantasy; and the guilt and shame that comes with it. “I want to dance, I want to run, but I gotta go home to someone. I want to jump the gun but I gotta go home to someone,” the pair sings longingly in the song’s refrain.

 

“I totally heard Dallas’s voice when I wrote it but I was too shy to ask him to sing on it. There’s something about the melody that reminds me of City and Colour,” says Racette, “The idea of asking one of my teenage heroes to sing on my song was a little too scary.” Eventually Racette shared a number of new songs with Green. “I sent him a few demos and out of all the songs he fell in love with ‘Someone.’ Dallas said he would love to sing on it if I was interested. I said yes…duh.” Racette will join Green in Montreal on February 13th to open for City and Colour at Mtelus Performing Arts Centre. A full list of Racette’s tour dates can be found below. Today, Indie88 premiered “Someone,” writing, “The intimate track is sure to get you emotional, with soft guitars and delicate harmonies.” “Someone” featuring Dallas Green is available to stream or purchase now at this link

 

On March 18th, 2022, Geneviève Racette is due to release her third full-length album, Satellite. Adding to an ever-developing and highly-praised, bilingual catalog, Satellite is a 9-song collection, delivering honest stories of self-discovery and reflection through the cycle of love. Filled with intimate vocals, lush instruments, and expressive harmonies, Racette’s new album evokes moments of love, heartbreak, healing, forgiveness, and ultimately, falling in love again. Prior to the release of Satellite, Racette has shared two singles from the album; the reverb-drenched, earnest longing of “Maybe” and “Les adieux” which translates to “Farewells” in English. Fans can hear both singles now at this link and pre-order or pre-save Satellite ahead of its March 18th release right here

 

In addition to the announcement of Satellite, Racette is hitting the road again in 2022. Dates in both Canada and the States have been announced, including a rescheduled opening slot for City and Colour’s sold-out Montreal show on February 13th. A full list of dates is below and more information can be found at genevieveracette.com/en/tour.

 

Catch Geneviève Racette On Tour:

January 28 - Sherbrooke - La Petite Boîte Noire *

February 13 - Montreal - MTELUS ^

March 5 - Saint-Adolphe d'Howard - La Chèvre *

March 10 - Alma - La Boîte à Bleuets * 

March 11 - Jonquière - Côté-Cour *

March 12 - Val-Morin - Théâtre du Marais *

March 25 - La Pocatière - La Baleine Endiablée

March 27 - Gatineau - Le Minotaure *

March 31 - Lavaltrie - Église Saint-Antoine *

May 18 - 22 - Kansas City - Folk Alliance International

 

* with Pelch 

^ with City and Colour

 

More about Geneviève Racette: Racette’s musically filled upbringing has forged her into the creative artist she is today. Continuously receiving praise for her music, she has already been nominated and received several prestigious prizes including, Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Award (2020). Geneviève is also recognized by established artists in the industry for her talents. She grabbed the attention of Singer-songwriter Dallas Green on Instagram with her cover of Hello, I’m in Delaware. He then invited her to appear with him on stage at the Osheaga festival in 2019, a most memorable moment for her. 

 

Geneviève’s growing popularity is also noticeable on streaming platforms and web radios with her first full-length French album “Les aurores boréales” (2016). With all this excitement Geneviève still finds time to hone her craft. She traveled twice to the Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, in 2017 she was selected among 150 singer-songwriters to work with some of the best songwriters from Nashville, and in 2019, Geneviève got to work on the pre-production of her most recent album, No Water, No Flowers. This new recording has propelled Geneviève to new heights, reaching more than 2 millions streams on Spotify, all the while, receiving rave reviews from media, blogs, and music publications.

 

Geneviève has an undeniable love of the stage, in 2019 she conquered over a hundred Canadian concert venues. In the last two years, Racette has broadened her performing territory, from mostly Québec venues to other Canadian provinces Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Maritimes, as the headliner in each of the tours. She also finds time to exchange and meet with artists at a variety of music showcases such as Folk Alliance International New Orleans (2020), Folk Music Ontario (2019 and 2021), and the Canadian Music Week (2019).