flor Learns to Love Again in New Single "Same Color As The Sun"
Photo: Paige MacDonald
Oregon's alt-pop pride and joy flor makes their long-awaited return with their first release of the year, "Same Color as the Sun." The single signifies the next chapter for the beloved group and sees the band creatively rejuvenated now that they've learned to no longer fear the intimacy of sharing their art with the world.
The track begins with gentle instrumentals and vocals rising from the ether, dripping with vulnerable and stellar sonics. Overall, the track's lyrics explore what it means to learn to love again, with lead singer Zach Grace crooning, "The more I let go, the more that I know that I / Would be better off blind / And in love than alone." As the track blooms into all-consuming fuzzed-out guitars and anthemic vocals, the chorus's hook, "How did you get my world to spin again?" pulls listeners' heartstrings and mirrors the feeling of newfound freedom the band has found in their artistry and in their souls.
"So often artists are expected to have the right words to say, but more often than not I can't find those words," shares Grace about the single. "I wanted to write a song that expressed just how much I couldn't express my feelings. It's a love song that tries to say, 'You are the world to me. You are the sun, the life, the color, the intensity the sun brings – you are that to me.'"
Kicking off November 10, flor will spend the rest of the year hitting the road supporting alt-pop-rock heavy hitter The Maine. The almost entirely sold-out tour will make stops in major cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville, with two nights in New York City, and will also feature support from fellow alt up-and-comers Weathers and Daisy Grenade.
Listen to "Same Color as the Sun" below: