“Got my headphones in on the train home/ Your voice playing on my phone”
Continuing her artistic rise this 2021, London pop princess Flo Gallop is back with another incredible release. Emerging onto the music scene earlier this year with her vibrant debut single, she has rapidly been garnering the attention of audiences all over; already racking up over 37K streams on Spotify alone, and dazzling listeners with her captivating and punchy brand of pop based artistry. Showing no signs of slowing down, and coming back quickly after her debut release; last week, Flo delivered her next instalment, and continued to introduce us to her sound and style, with the release of her sophomore single Can’t Be Friends. While showcasing a new side to her artistry, Can’t Be Friends maintains the same, signature up-tempo pop energy as 21 and continues to encompass the introspective, thoughtful, and enjoyable sonic style she is becoming known for.
Instantly bringing listeners into the fun and flirtatious soundscape, Can’t Be Friends delivers a highly relatable narrative of falling for the wrong person and happily overlooking the consequences. With a laid-back pop energy, the infectious and captivating melodies sparkle with colourful instrumentals; featuring rhythmic percussive beats and soft guitars, before diving into an explosive and power-pop anthemic composition as the chorus hits. Alongside the catchy and move-inducing beat that runs throughout, it’s Flo’s skilled and distinct vocal delivery that stands out above the glimmering instrumentation. With bubbly and playful cadences, they weave their way across the sonic landscape, accompanied by an array of subtle and dazzling harmonies. And with the melodies and lyrics complimenting each other so perfectly, they bring about a youthful and rebellious energy that seamlessly reflects what can be going on, in both your mind and your heart, in your quest for someone right.
“This song came from another deluded boy crush and was based around the nerves of seeing someone when you know you shouldn’t and that they’re not good for you, but also knowing you really want to, attempting to make someone jealous and just generally being up to no good.”
With big and exciting things ahead, make sure to keep a close eye on Flo’s ever rising artistic journey; and get ready for some incredible music and releases to come from the talented artist.