Flowerless is a storyteller, with sharp double entendres, catchy flows and expressive vocals. His sound aims to be lush and experimental while maintaining a tight punch. He’s written music with Paul Marc Rousseau of Silverstein and Brendon Padjasek of Northlane, both hugely influential on the young artist’s development. Now 26, Flowerless is attempting to carve a path for himself in the music industry, writing and producing with the bustling community around Toronto. In May 2020, two days before his first single Origami came out, his cover of Worker Bees was shared on facebook and twitter by Billy Talent. Using this bump, as well as the coverage he received from CanadianBeats, Softsound Press and Obsessive Compulsive Mag, Flowerless managed to get 9k streams within a week of releasing his debut single. A recent collaboration with Elle Lapointe birthed Gravity, a sweet bedroom pop tune. The Artist has been hard at work this past year releasing an album with his band Nightwell, creating content and covers on youtube and live-streaming on twitch.
“Tuesday & Sorry”
Flowerless is releasing a two part single on April 29th. The songs include “Tuesday” and “& Sorry” which together form the story of a phone call that, in the end, was never made. The songs deal with themes of confidence, anxiety, loneliness and paranoia.
“Tuesday” acts as a slowly building rollercoaster of emotion. It shows Flowerless psyching himself up before an uncomfortable phone call, only to crash as we hear the answering machine. The production parallels this build, as each piece of instrumentation subtly layers itself. Each new addition creates a jumping off point for the lyrics and vocal energy to develop and convey a new emotion. All of this tension then crashes, with blistering guitars cutting through the mix and switching the vibe to something more hopeless and isolated.
“& Sorry” is an imaginary argument. The one that might have happened had the person picked up. This short acoustic track completes the story in “Tuesday” by expanding on why flowerless was so nervous to make the call. The song acts as a mess of thoughts weaving in and out of different issues felt through the relationship and culminating in an overwhelming set of voices arguing with one another. The final lines of the song show us that in the end this “apology” we’ve been building up to, has been insincere.
The songs were co-produced and mixed by Kyle Marchant and Mastered at Salmoral Studios.