LG Breton Is A Little Concerned About You Going Off The Grid

The Montreal pop-rocker goes off the beaten track with his latest solo single.

LG Breton isn’t so sure that Going Off The Grid is the best thing for you in his new single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

From time to time, everyone imagines — fantasizes even — about dropping out of society and living far, far away from it all. The Montreal pop-rocker gives voice to that urge in this fun, quirky new single. 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 favour of a back-to-the-basics existence by relocating to a remote area, away from any commodities and, often, from other people.”

Speaking of being self-sufficeint: In additon to 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 engineer Stéphane Grimm.

A singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Breton 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. Several exciting new releases are planned throughout 2023 and 2024.

Check out Going Off The Grid above, sample more from LG Breton below, and meet him on his website, Facebook and Twitter.