Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

I go by Geoffro, real name Geoff Earley. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, USA.  Started off on the piano at age 5 and from there I picked up more instruments. I decided early on that I wanted to be a songwriter as I was turned off from the 9-5 working class struggle I saw my parents go through.

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Since picking up guitar and saxophone at a young age, I developed perfect pitch and studied jazz music. I didn’t start singing until age 16 and had a terrible voice and wrote horrible lyrics…but I stuck with it and I’m happy to say I’m very much improved. I grew up in an area where there weren’t musicians that were into the same things as me, so naturally I learned to do everything myself which led me to being a producer. I’ve been producing for big name artists for several years now, and because I started off performing, it only felt natural that I get back into my artist thing again. The name Geoffro combines my first name with my Fro hair style. Plus my mom used to call me that.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The music video will be out on Friday December 1st. We kept it simple…definitely used some sand in the shoot haha. The song was written about a relationship that was failing with two people who were dragging each other down but couldn’t let go. Funny enough it also has themes that mirror today’s crazy political world events.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Up of music is that it doesn’t feel like a job, but more like a videogame. I’m always trying to get to the next level and beat my last song. And when you finish something great that you can’t stop listening to on repeat, it makes all the effort totally worth it.  The downside is the phoniness of a lot of the people in the biz, and the constant rejections, but all those make you stronger in the long run.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I recorded and produced everything in my apartment. I used different layers of piano and filters to make the sounds “bend”.   I added strings in the second verse to add to the emotion. We shot the video in a music studio and on the beach in Santa Monica.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

My future goals would be to put out more songs in the form of an EP or Album. I’ve been in the industry for about 8 years or longer. It’s all kind of a blur.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I get my best ideas when I’m driving.  Something about having multiple senses stimulated causes my brain to have more ideas.   Also when I’m out and being social…I find that conversations with strangers allow me to come up with lyrical concepts. As far as the music aspect….I just go with it until something hot comes out.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I’m not sure if there’s a secret to a hit song….but definitely keeping things concise and repeating certain phrases can make a song more universally accepted.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

For any future fans, my music mixes soul with elements of hip-hop and electronica.  My sound evolves often, but any lover of Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean and similar artists might just be into my sound.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Advice I would give to any new artist is cliche, but never stop working at your craft no matter what negativity comes your way.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

This past year was a big one for me on the songwriting side.  I was part of two Grammy wins and a third nomination.   I was part of Flume’s big hit “Never Be Like You” along with another track on his winning album “Skin”.  I was also a songwriter on Ziggy Marley’s award winning self-titled album.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

I’ve had the 1st version of “Quicksand” with a beat (released last February) on XM radio for Pitbull’s Globalization channel.  Shout out to Disco Belle for featuring my track.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I use Logic Pro, and I’m hoping to switch to other platforms as well for recording. Lyrics usually come after I freestyle melodies…and sometimes I’ll mumble a good line here and there…otherwise I have tons of lyrics saved in my phone.  I’ll do too many takes at times when I’m singing, to see which varying phrases I like best, but the extra work is worth it.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

I love Childish Gambino, Alabama Shakes, Tyler the Creator, early mixtape Kid Cudi and earlier Kanye West.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

As a producer/songwriter, I’ve worked with Flume, Kehlani, Cee Lo, Beyonce, 311 and Jason Derulo to name a few.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

geoffrocause.com

@geoffrocause for all the socials

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://open.spotify.com/track/6tbCAL0cRtbAmRvxoYTtO4

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

One of the happiest days was when I signed my first publishing deal with Warner Chappell. One of my saddest was when my Grandma passed away. She was a very big supporter of my music career.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Hmm…a million dollars means a lot less these days doesn’t it? I would be one of those smart people and save some and invest the rest. Ask me about a Billion tho…


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