Today, the alt-pop artist releases her sophomore EP, which represents a dynamic shift in her unique artistry.
Your new EP The Florist is out today! This project represents a dynamic shift for your career. How would you describe this body of work and what are you hoping listeners get from it?
It definitely feels that way. I would describe it as a life journey! And all that falls in between. Can’t say I’ve experienced the further ends of life (old age) yet but I had a lot to say about youth. That’s how Pool Party came to be. Spending time with my nanna in Birmingham made me want to touch on the other end. Her interlude completes that piece of the puzzle. She speaks on her struggles with technology and not wanting to fall behind. I hope listeners feel a sense of recognition, I tried to be as honest as I could so I hope that shines through and people can find pieces and narratives that fit them.
I can’t stop listening to the title track, “The Florist.” What was the inspiration or story behind this song?
Thank you! "The Florist" came to be in a time where I was leaning on friends and family more than I had before. Whether it be for advice, a silent hold, or help in any form. The song pays homage to them and how they make everything brighter and a little bit clearer. The florist is a metaphor for the loving people in your life. They bring light to your world the way a flower delivery does.
As part of this project, you worked on the song "High Five" with Miya Folick. How did this collaboration come to be and was the process different from when you work alone on a song?
We were connected through our label! It was really great. I had a concussion at the time so I couldn’t thank Miya enough for stepping in and helping bring the song to life when I felt like I couldn’t do it alone. I tend to get very stuck in my ways when it comes to writing, very closed off. Miya made it easy by being so open, kind and constructive. It was a really lovely experience.
How would you describe your sound to someone who’s just discovering your music?
This is always a hard one for me. I think it falls into the indie pop category with kind of darker / ethereal elements. I think it fits there in an overarching sense, it’s hard for me to pinpoint, i think it’s easier to label things outside of yourself.