Fauvely (faux-vlee) is the deeply personal indie-folk project led by Sophie Brochu. Inspired by the dark, the wild, love and loss, Brochu crafts songs in which she offers her most intimate thoughts, veiled by delicate swells and lush reverb.
Brochu didn't start writing her own songs until she was in grad school, studying fiction and playing in the Chicago shoegaze group, Astrobrite. Founding member Scott Cortez encouraged Brochu to record some bedroom-style demos, which would later become the EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This. Fauvely began performing around bars and venues in Chicago with a changing line-up of backing musicians and collaborators.
Over the years, Fauvely has developed a respected following, completing several short tours and landing support slots for internationally-acclaimed acts like Hand Habits, Stella Donnelly, Beach Bunny, and Say Sue Me. For Fauvely's latest release, Brochu teamed up with musicians Dale Price, Phil Conklin, and Dave Piscotti. Their self-released LP, Beautiful Places (April 2021) was called "an astonishing album of brilliant maturity, writing, and arrangements" by Rolling Stone France. Now based in Savannah, Georgia, Fauvely continues to evolve with a driving, yet dreamy sound, honest lyricism, and self-effacing charm.