[Recently, I began a section on my blog with the purpose of reviewing YouTube videos, with my initial post being on the topic of the Ice Bucket Challenge. I somewhat neglect my blog and I wasn't sure about the quality of it so I've decided to go in a different direction with this piece and see how it goes.]
Unlike the last entry where I reviewed the videos, this is more of a recommendation, specifically a recommendation for you to listen to a band called Flora Cash, a band I stumbled across completely by happy accident. I won’t be anrgy if you don’t, I’ll just be disappointed. The band is composed of Shpresa Lleshaj (don’t ask me how to pronounce it), from Stockholm, and Cole Randall, from Minneapolis. It’s discovering talents like this that makes YouTube so great, maybe even more than being able to play Snake on the videos. It’s also a testament to Soundcloud as the pair met on there (is that a thing?), with each of them creating music seperately before meeting up to create some wonderful music. Comparisons can be drawn with Of Monsters and Men, the Icelandic folk-pop band but Flora Cash’s music has more of a country vibe with a modern twist. They are also look a lot cooler, check out Cole’s beard:
Freakin’ Love is the first song I heard by Flora Cash; it’s wonderfuly infectious and I fell in love with them upon first listen, similar to the way you fell in love with me upon first read of my blog. The use of an understated instrumental component with simple guitar chords really allows their vocals to do the talking (Unintetional lame pun). And they compliment each other fantastically, showcasing the strength and range of each of their voices. It really is a perfect match and it’s incredible to think that they come from opposite sides of the world. Thankfully their musical compatibility has been recognised and performed for us all to hear on YouTube. It’s a wonder why the pair haven’t been signed yet, especially with delightfully uplifting songs like this:
There are a host of other brilliant songs they have created, too, which I would suggest you listen to too, such as Old School Japan and Summerset. There is an intimate familiarity with Flora Cash, a rare and important trait for a band to have. Another strength they have is the ability to create a cracking cover. There are several of note, including On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons and Mumford and Sons’ Hopeless Wanderer but here’s perhaps the best one (’cause I said so):
Flora Cash are currently in the process of raising money to record their debut album, which, if they continue in the same vain, will surely be none too soon. And if they do get famous just remember, you saw them here first, you lucky bastards.