On their debut album Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do, London trio Flowers, consisting of singer Rachel Kenedy, guitarist Sam Ayres and drummer Jordan Hockley, synthesise the kinetic energy and raw vulnerability of their live shows into fourteen deceptively simple pop songs.
Exploring the gamut of emotions that accompany coming of age, Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do’s tracks carry listeners from heartbreak to carefree happiness and everything in between. Do What You Want To, That’s What You Should Do will be released September 9 US via Brooklyn based Kanine Records and September 8 on UK’s Fortuna Pop!
Following the premiere of angelic track Joanna on Stereogum, the band has shared the beautiful and haunting video for the track which was composed of footage the band found on the BFI National Archive YouTube page. The video, using footage titled “When a False Step Means Death” from 1921, spotlights a woman named Marjorie Hillick, dancing across an uncompleted New York skyscraper with a smile on her face. The image juxtaposed with the heavenly and operatic sounds of the track make for an eerie yet striking viewing experience.
The band has also announced they will be performing at the 2014 CMJ Festival (all confirmed shows below). First, Flowers will have their record launch party September 8 at St Pancras Old Church in London.