FLORIST – ” What I Wanted to Hold “

Posted: December 12, 2017 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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Among sparsely arranged, deeply personal albums that revolve around the death of a loved one, for example Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me got a lot of attention this year . “If Blue Could Be Happiness”, the 2017 LP by Florist, a New York-based “friendship project” (not band) fronted by Emily Sprague, who lost her mother recently and suddenly. It’s not just a mournful collection of gentle indie-pop songs, it is a tiny, welcoming sound world where anyone can enter and feel loved and supported and understood. It is sonic salve for a heart roughened up by life’s challenges. It is beautiful and calming and necessary.

Florist are a self-styled, “soft-synthesizer-folk band”, hailing from Upstate New York. This week they’ve shared their new single, What I Wanted To Hold, as well as detailing the release of their new record. If Blue Could Be Happiness, the band’s second full length album is out September 29th via Double Double Whammy Records.

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