Fauvely (faux-vlee) is the project of Chicago-based songwriter Sophie Brochu, who creates deeply personal dream-pop music. After completing her master’s in fiction writing and feeling frustrated with the constraints of her craft, Sophie turned to music for its raw and immediate release. Her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This, was recognized for its delicately introspective songs about self-doubt and longing.
With Dale Price, Scott Cortez, and Dave Piscotti on board, the band signed to Diversion Records in 2019 while their sound evolved into fuller, more carefully arranged soundscapes that have drawn comparisons to Mazzy Star, Mothers, and Cate Le Bon. Named after a poetry collection by Marie Howe, the group's latest release, This is What The Living Do, was inspired by loss, rejection, waiting tables, and yearning to be seen in the strange age of oversharing. With its delicate swells and hushed grandeur, the album's title track was called "perfect dream-pop" by The Chicago Reader.
Fauvely has cultivated a strong presence in Chicago, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists Stella Donnelly, Alison Sudol, Ryley Walker, Cross Record, Laura Veirs, Say Sue Me, Hand Habits, and Ultimate Painting.
"An instantly profound introduction to a creator whose art has a far greater and valuable reach than others may recognize." - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Sophie Brochu brings new grandeur to Fauvely's intimate dream-pop." -THE CHICAGO READER
“Fauvely's dream-pop comes to life with stripped-down, simply arranged songs and beautiful melodies that fit nicely in the musical universe of P.S. Eliot, Mothers and Waxahatchee, but without the air of mimicry." -SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS
"Fauvely’s lyrics are so raw and vulnerable—she really gets to the heart of unpacking a specific but ineffable feeling.” -LARGEHEARTED BOY
"The music is powerful and ethereal, slightly reminiscent to groups like Mazzy Star but also extremely unique and underivative." -CONNECT SAVANNAH