Though a hippie at heart, Flower Fellow’s debut offering ‘White & Blue’ strays far from the acoustic, desolate shrubbery of ‘budding singer-songwriter’; emerging grand in scope, lush in whimsy and attesting an artist well beyond her years. ‘White & Blue’ serves the first taste of Flower Fellow’s forthcoming The Rabbit EP – set for release May 2015 via Circus City Records.
“It’s a song I wanted to make dense and orchestral as possible, to emphasise the antithesis of the major and minor chords,” explains Flower. “They represent something more to me; they're the ups and downs of my own life during a particular summer.”
Borne of a dull, sleepy town on the outskirts of London, the young artist always ran a little left of centre. Her fascination with Buckley, Hendrix and The Doors had peers bemused; the flared jeans and mix-matched ‘90s grunge tees probably didn’t help either.
“I've always stuck out like a sore thumb,” Flower muses. “It wasn’t until I started Art College in London that I found a place where I belonged, where people read books that weren’t just the ones in their exams and people have their own copies of Jimi Hendrix, not just their parents’ old hand me downs.”
In those same college halls, you’ll find this philosophy and art history major buried eye-deep in Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath… probably coiled tactfully in lotus flower position, but that’s beside the point. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Flower Fellow.