Flor and the Sea have dropped their new EP titled ‘Kings & Queens’. Never a better collection of solid songs could be possible from a group of artists that know what they want in music and know how to make it. Every song is solid and signature yet each track has its own personality. I guarantee you will find something on this EP that will captivate you.
A lucid combination of vivid music and angelic vocals, ‘Kings & Queens’ bring #indie to the mainstream and, hopefully, to the stadiums. It’s that good.
The songs of Flor and the Sea’s debut EP Kings & Queens invite listeners to surrender themselves to the stream of music: to dream, to dance, and to defy the world’s tumult for a moment and abandon themselves to the group’s heady stylistic fusion. Pop elements meld with electronica throughout their songwriting, inviting a host of esoteric influences from dubstep, synth pop, and trap to join them. It’s a melting pot of style that recalls the work of Flume, Miike Snow, or Alt-J.
Co-produced by composer Dieter Dolezel and mixed by Moritz Enders (Casper, Kraftclub), the songs are a multifaceted exploration of sound and songwriting. From the lilting mythology-evoking arpeggios of ‘Arcadia’ to the electro propulsive ambiance of ‘Dark Minds’ and the bleak dystopian piano keys chiming through ‘Reconnect’, Kings & Queens reveals a restless group with a unique and voracious musical chemistry.
Munich-based indie/electropop duo Flor and the Sea was founded in 2015 as a five-piece project. With the release of debut singles ‘Hold Your Breath’ and ‘Shed No Tear’, as well as live gigs at Digital/Analog Festival and the Muffat Winterfest among others, the band generated a lot of buzz in short time and were featured as ‘Band of the Week’ by the Suddeutsche Zeitung/SZ Junge Leute in early 2017. After the group split up later that year, Marc Aretz (guitar/synth) and Chaem (vox) decided to keep Flor and the Sea alive as a duo.
Redesigning their sound from scratch, they incorporated influences from bands like Alt J, Radiohead, and Portishead. Singles ‘Dark Minds’ and ‘Reconnect’ were birthed from the rubble and led to widespread acclaim, receiving regular airplay on radio stations like Ego-FM, Bayern 3, M94.5, and BR Puls, and landing glowing reviews on international blogs like Composer’s Toolbox and York Calling. Capping it all, the duo performed live on Radio Fritz ‘Live on Air’ for the first time.
Flor and The Sea resumed live performances in 2019, while simultaneously producing their debut EP Kings & Queens, and put together an elaborate new program with their own light show, visuals, masks, and the support of additional live musicians. The first taste of this show was presented at renowned festivals Theatron Musiksommer and Sound of Munich Now in 2019.
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