Who Should Buy This: People who like trance music, tropical influence, synth-pop, and alternative music.
Album: come out. you’re hiding.
Genre: alternative, indie, synth pop
Music Rating: 9/10
Lyrics Rating: 8/10
Sounds Like: COIN, CRUISR, LANY
Best thing About this Album: The consistency in the writing.
One thing I wish was different: The music is quite meditative in a way, which is wonderful, but it can make it quite difficult to be consciously present in the lyrics, which are lovely in their own right. I suppose what I’m saying is that the music soothes you instead of waking you up. Not inherently a bad thing, but also not my preference. I like to keep my brain more active, and that fights against the natural flow of this album.
My Favorites: guarded, heart, where do you go
This is a playlist of all of the songs from the album that will automatically play through the whole album. To skip to a particular song, click on the menu icon in the upper left-hand corner.
Flor’s debut album is here, and it is making a big statement. This does not sound like a debut LP. This sounds like an experienced, refined collection that is certain of its identity and has a definite point-of-view established. From the first track to the last, the consistency never waivers, delivering depth and purpose with each song in the form of indie, synth-pop introspection.
Here are some of my favorite lines from each track to give you a better lyrical sample of the whole album. Check it out!
“I’ll keep close to home what’s pulled from me.” — guarded
“I lost it when you found me.” — warm blood
“We entertain these people that we create, that we dream of ’til there remains no trace of what they stand for, what they could be.” — heart
“So, where do you go whenever you disappear?” — where do you go
“I’ll come back here when time allows.” — back again
“It’s you, the reason that I come alive.” — hold on
“Oh, don’t you tire your restless soul. You’re running. You’re running low.” — restless soul
“Are these feelings I long for best left unsaid?” — unsaid
“I get the feeling that I won’t get everything that I want, and I know that now.” — spoiled
“You can’t live over your shoulder. Overbehind.” — overbehind
That’s it. If you loved these songs as much as I did, please consider supporting flor by purchasing the album from their website or on your favorite digital music store (iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, etc.)
And holler at me in the comments! I’d love to talk to you all about this album.