On an ideal time for news, it's time to know that Pop has a chance.
Florrie could just be another 21 year-old girl trying to release an album of songs to dance carelessly to. But she's not, simply because she has a reinforced background. At age 7, this lady started playing drums. At 12, she started playing the guitar.
In 2008, she joined the british band Xenomania as their drummer, and with them she participated in the Glastonbury Festival and BBC's Radio One Live Lounge. Accustomed to the stages and the music industry, Florrie also played drums for artists such as Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue and The Pet Shop Boys.
But it seems that those appearences still weren't enough, and now she's preparing to re-enter the industry on her own, writing, singing and broadcasting her songs. The famous DJ/Producer Fred Falke co-wrote her two tracks "Call 911" and "Panic Attack" and also remixed them. Bit Funk, Def Starr and Justin Faust also gave their versions of the songs.
Having no deals with record labels (and that probably won't last long), Florrie is taking her time to spread her work for free on her website and twitter, giving us great remixes of the tracks and asking kindly that we pass them on. With pleasure!
"Call 911" is her first song, an agitated little piece to dance without singing along, because this lady speaks fast and has an absurdly long breath. The best version so far is remixed by herself. Listen:
Florrie - Call 911 (Florrie Remix)
See what I mean? Even as a producer she's kicking the arses of pop girls her age.
The second track, "Panic Attack" is a Disco sounding song with a cool retro vibe. This time, the best version she's put available on the website is signed by her production colleague Fred Falke. Here:
Florrie - Panic Attack (Fred Falke Extended Remix)
It's because of people like Florrie that I'm proud to say that I love pop music. And I'm also relievied to know that pop is not made only by sexy vixens shaking their thang, or weird ladies wearing scary clothes. These people do have their values, but the space they're being given in the music scene is a little over the top.
Isn't it time to give some space to talented artists who do decent music without the whole PR, marketing and photoshop crew? Florrie manages to bring back the Art into Pop music, makes me dance and sing without pushing the bar. Congratulations to her!
To download the songs and read some more: Florrie.com