flowerovlove's 'A Mosh Pit in the Clouds' Is a Coming-of-Age Daydream Come True
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Quirky and unshakably confident, it’s rare to see someone early in the discovery of themselves be so sure of their sound and truth. Proving once again that she’s pop’s most promising, floweroflove’s latest EP, A Mosh Pit in the Clouds, is a testament to being heart-led and living in the fullness of your capabilities.
While others chase joy, 17-year-old Joyce Cissie, more popularly known as flowerovlove, embodies it. Her music is a maladaptive daydream, urging you to escape from the mundane and immerse in wonder. The five-track EP is an iridescent ride through her psyche, riddled with love, dance, and nostalgia.
Produced alongside brother Wilfred Cisse, A Mosh Pit in the Clouds features singles that have already captured our attention, like “Get With You” and “I Gotta I Gotta,” while introducing us to new tracks, like the biting “All The Same” and heartfelt sonnet “Gone.” Taken altogether, this EP tells a story of embracing life and letting it be lived through you.
flowerovlove is a musical nymph who can’t help but make something warm and bubbly—her expression is just an extension of her. Though flowerovlove’s creative maturity far surpasses her time on earth, the love affair with life and vibrant sense of youth that permeates from her music could never be feigned by someone tainted by age. A Mosh Pit in the Clouds could easily score any coming-of-age film because it perfectly encapsulates what it means to look at your own life through a cinematic lens—to meet challenges with curiosity and platform shoes, and to know that as overwhelming as it gets, you can always find a way, a friend, or laugh through the ick with.
She’s cut from the same nebula as artists like Janelle Monáe, who dare to be themselves and cultivate a following not just from their undeniable talent but the magnetism bred from their authenticity. But what’s most remarkable is that when the South London-based songstress isn’t performing for packed crowds, styling looks, conceptualizing her dynamic visuals, or covering magazines in Gucci, she’s just a regular student with regular insecurities, friendships, and dreams that all inform her not-so-regular day job. But as “Hannah Montana” would suggest, there’s nothing quite like the best of the worlds.
Listen to A Mosh Pit in the Clouds below: