Geoffrey Toussaint announces new single "SUN & STARS"
Geoffrey Toussaint is a 21 year-old songwriter, recording artist, and producer based near Washington, D.C. This talented artist first began releasing music in 2017, and is skilled in a variety of genres such as future bass, trap, hyper-pop, and DnB, to name a few. Influenced by notable artists such as SOPHIE, Porter Robinson, Ramzoid, Geoffrey Toussaint has truly honed is his own unique signature sound and style over the years, that his followers love him for. With an expansive repertoire of released music to his name including "Great Fairy Mountain", "Float", "Bubblegum Machine", and "already falling", Toussaint is proving himself to be not only incredibly versatile with his productions, but also impressively prolific in his song composition abilities.
Most recently, Geoffrey Toussaint has announces his highly-anticipated new single titled, "SUN & STARS" onto all digital streaming platforms. Mesmerizing, atmospheric, and transformative, you will be instantly drawn in by the dreamy instrumentals of this dynamic new track. Follow Geoffrey Toussaint on his social media platforms to stay tuned on future music releases and news!
Listen to "SUN & STARS" now on Spotify:
"Music helped me place my emotions into a space where they can live in a streaming service on some server somewhere and not in my head." - Geoffrey Toussaint
Hello, Geoffrey! Thank you very much for joining us today. First things first, could you tell me when you discovered your passion for music?
Geoffrey: Hi! I guess I sort of realized that I could give it a proper try when I was 16 or 17. I started putting future bass remixes of songs like Lana Del Rey’s "Summertime Sadness" and TheFatRat’s "Mayday" on YouTube. Before that, I was mostly just learning my favorite songs on piano and playing with samples in GarageBand.
What three words would you say best describe your music as a whole?
Geoffrey: Wide, textured, pretty.
In your opinion, what separates you the most from other artists out there?
Geoffrey: I think my willingness to experiment until I create something uniquely my own. I spent the past 3-4 years making all kinds of music. Trap, future bass, drum ‘n’ bass, hyper-pop, you name it. I think my current style is taking something from all of these genres, and I want to believe that that’s special.
Tell me about your music release titled, “SUN & STARS”.. what is something very special about it?
Geoffrey: This is the first track that’s come as a result of the experimentation I mentioned earlier. It’s the first time I did something I could call my own style. In my previous music, I was setting out to achieve a certain genre or style. Here, I just made the song as it came to me.
You have some really great songs on Spotify! I’d like to know, do you have a favorite song you’ve released thus far? Why is it your favorite?
Geoffrey: Thank you! I think recency bias would have me say "SUN & STARS", but I think in reality, it’s likely still my song "Float". It’s just so pretty and was more of an homage to a lot of future bass artists that I look up to. I love that song, and I loved the process of making it. I was making a lot of future bass at the time, and "Float" is the best example of it.
What is your interpretation of being an artist? What does it mean to you?
Geoffrey: I do a lot of different things outside of music that can be considered art. I think the one thing that links them all is that you very often find yourself turning your emotions or feelings into something you can see, hear, or feel.
I’m curious, what is your songwriting process like?
Geoffrey: It’s very poorly organized! I normally sit down, open Ableton, and lay down a few chords on my piano then start constructing. Recently, I’d lost power for a week in a snowstorm and I wrote a song with my best friend over and Instagram video call in front of my fireplace on a battery-powered Casio keyboard. The process definitely changes based on when and where I get an idea for a song.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… in what ways has music helped you?
Geoffrey: Music helped me place my emotions into a space where they can live in a streaming service on some server somewhere and not in my head. That feeling of being able to share my feelings in this way helps me a lot in my daily life.
Who are some other notable artists that influence your sound and style the most?
Geoffrey: You’ll definitely hear influence from artists like Ramzoid and the late SOPHIE, as well as Porter Robinson and Ujico.
What is the next “big thing” the world can expect from you?
Geoffrey: I’m working on a sample pack! It’ll be called "Geoff’s Household Sounds Vol. 1" and it’s completely comprised of noises I recorded around my house or outside. Percussion, atmospheres, and so much more. Been a ton of fun working on it.
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