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In Review: Florrie – Late

18 Jul

With what promises to be her final self-funded, self-released offering before going Major, Florrie has once again given us a glimpse into why she could become the most exciting young pop star in the UK.

Following on from last year’s excellent Experiments EP, the four tracks showcased on Late pick up where their predecessor left off. While they may not reach the catchy-as-you-like heights attained by “Begging You” (one of the best straight-up pop songs of the last few years), they ramp up the dance factor and blow your disco socks off with their energy. Taking a leaf from Robyn’s playbook (a fantastic place to start for any aspiring popstar let’s be honest), they deal with love lost and found, with a little bit of sex thrown in for good measure.

“I’m Gonna Get You Back” veers into attitude filled pop-rock territory, driving guitars matching the determination of the lyrics even if her target, redemption or revenge in love, is left to our own interpretation. “Every Inch” sounds like it’s going to be some sort of downtrodden, morose soft-rock monstrosity, or (heaven forbid) the theme to Hollyoaks, but before panic has a chance to set in the track breaks down and erupts like a volcano of molten club-friendly disco, so frenetic it melts the face off any who dares get too near.

It may have been subconscious, but Florrie has clearly chosen to go hard for her independent finale and she has succeeded in creating a high-octane, full-on pop banger.

Late is available now on CD and vinyl from the Florrie Shop or digitally on iTunes

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Watch: Florrie – “Shot You Down”

6 Jul

When you wake up in the morning and the only thing that is going round and round inside your head is “Thinking about it/Thinking about it/Thinking about it/Oooooh baby”, you know you’ve either had a pretty freaky dream or there is one hell of an earworm in there. You’ll no doubt be pleased to know it was the latter and it was “Shot You Down” by Florrie that was spinning repeatedly on the hamster wheel of our mind.

The lead single from her Late EP, which promises to be her last independent release before she goes all Major Label, “Shot You Down” is exactly the kind of slick, hyper catchy pop that we have come to love from her.

The video is a simple but classy affair, featuring Florrie in a pair of knee-high boots that could either be a nod to Nancy (her whole look is quite 60’s actually) or an attempt to improve her position in the FHM Sexiest Women countdown. Either way she looks great and the song is as infectious as ever.

She says she has two BIG tunes on the go for her debut album, we can’t wait.

You can buy the Late EP on CD and vinyl from the Florrie Shop or digitally on iTunes