For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.
Flora Cash – You’re Somebody Else (2017)
This week, since it was a short work week, I just shared a single. One of my current coworkers recommended this to me, so I thought I’d extend it to you as well. I really know nothing about this song.
After I listened to it the first time, I looked them up. Turns out, they’ve been around since 2012. It’s just two people, and American and a Swede. They met online and started collaborating musically, and then got married. They’ve released three EPs and two full albums, and this comes from their second album, Nothing Lasts Forever (and It’s Fine).
I really like how they use the acoustic guitar as the primary instrument, and then mix that with the background drum machine. I don’t normally like drum machines, but I think they found a nice balance between the new and the old sounds. I’m not sure if the keys were played by a human on a computer, but I’m pretty sure the bass was programmed with the drums. My one real complaint is that there wasn’t much harmony, but the little bit we did get was really good.
This is a fine song. This is very much of it’s time. The vocal style is soft, subdued and almost falsetto. The lyrics are about how it’s okay to just be yourself (I think). And the overall feel is just a bit melancholy. The end result is a mix between Mad World, Carolina Liar and … pretty much all modern male indie folk pop vocalists. I give it a 3/5.
I thought my wife would like this a little more than I did, and when I shared it with her, I was right. If my friends ever let me know what they thought, I’ll share their reviews here. Otherwise, feel free to share your own comments, or a song that surprised you, down below.