Montreal-Based Pop Rocker LG Breton Bucks Convention with Quirky “Going Off The Grid”

From time to time, everyone imagines – fantasizes even – about dropping out of society and living far, far away from it all. Montreal-based pop rocker LG Breton gives voice to that urge in his fun, quirky new single “Going Off The Grid”. Check it out On YouTube here:

Part head-bopping power-pop, part folky introspection, and sung in half-sing, half-talk, “Going Off The Grid” sonically reflects the unconventionality of its subject matter. After all, everyone craves solitude every once in a while, but not everyone permanently leaves the city for a shack in the woods.

You used to thrive in the city

Better not be a servant of greed and inequity

You’ve decided, God forbid,

To be going off the grid

Feeding on greens and beans you’ve grown yourself

Each man and woman responsible for themselves

You’ve decided, God forbid,

To be going off the grid

Breton, though, seems to know a few folks who have opted for this sort of life. “The song lyrics address the seemingly growing trend of people ‘quitting’ modern city life,” he explains. “They’re abandoning it in favor of a back-to-the-basics existence by relocating to a remote area, away from any commodities and, often, from other people…”

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As usual, and apart from his signature vocals, Breton played all the instruments on “Going Off The Grid, save for the drum kit, which was handled by up-and-coming drummer Mathis Beauséjour. The song was written, recorded, and produced by Breton at G&B Productions, the Montreal studio he shares with award-winning sound engineer Stéphane Grimm.

LG Breton is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has participated on more than 45 albums/recordings and has given more than 2,500 performances in more than 20 countries alongside established and developing artists as part of large-scale productions like Cirque du Soleil and as a solo artist. Both his debut solo album, Consider It Done! and his Strings Attached EP were released to critical acclaim in Canada and abroad. And several exciting new releases are planned throughout 2023 and 2024.