It seems Norway is the birthplace of ambient electronic sounds, spawning a whole host of performers across different genres and now, Flores, who leans towards the variety of RnB not dissimilar to Banks, is another artist ready to fight for your attention. It’s not a hard task though, last year having released the epic tracks ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Underwater’, both of which picked up a lot of heat on the music blogs and gained a significant number of plays across her SoundCloud channel. Her new track, the sublime ‘Oceans’, which was produced by Brit artist Maths Tim Joy, has continued the hype around her and firmly set the bar of what we’re going to be expecting from Flores’ future releases.
While she’s been quite private so far, Flores has shared a little of what inspires her music for this week’s mood board.
Flores: This is an El Paso sunset. It’s the desert sun I grew up spending a lot of my time under whilst at my grandmothers house – it’s magical. The emptiness, the smell of the wet dirt in summer after it rains and the clouds that blanket over and change colours in the sunset.
Frida Kahlo is a great inspiration for me, her paintings defined a tormented woman, but could immortalise the beauty of pain. She is famous for her flowers that she uses throughout her imagery and of course in her hair.
Both pictures are of my backyard pathway that I walk to during the midnight summers, they lead to my house and down to the ocean . I like to rest my mind and relax listening to the waves and the boats passing.
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur is one of the most anticipated books I’ve waited for. I read this to help find inspiration in words, feelings and emotions. It’s so beautiful reading such redefining perspectives on love and pain and all the mess in between.