WhenMon. 20 Mar, 2023
"Their sound, usually soft and steady, becomes a thrilling lesson in catharsis.”
Florist began as the friendship project of Emily Sprague, Rick Spataro, and Jonnie Baker in Upstate, NY. The three started making weird sounds on synths and guitars together as a way to relate, and grew close. Felix Walworth joined as a drummer and collaborator when Emily moved to New York City and continued writing songs with the moniker.
The band’s newest album 'Florist' feels like the culmination of a decade-long journey, their fourth full-length album, but the first deserving of a self-titled designation. “We called it 'Florist' because this is not just my songs with a backing band,” Sprague explains. “It’s a practice. It’s a collaboration. It’s our one life. These are my best friends and the music is the way that it is because of that.”