Posted at 7:05 PM, 27 August 2010 -
On Florrie's first ever Australian interview, she talks about her upcoming EP (and limited edition vinyls), working with Xenomania, the Annie comparisons and her favourite Girls Aloud song. Things you'll learn from the interview:
• Florrie will release a free-download EP in October with new songs. It will also be issued on vinyl, limited to 500 copies. Some of those new songs were done with Fred Falke.
• There probably won’t be an album until August/September next year.
• Her sound is still developing: "I’m on a musical journey, if you like. I’ve done lots of work with Fred Falke – who has had a big influence on my sound at this early stage – so it’s quite electro. And I do love that but because I am a musician, I like to keep a live element in there as well. So I think it’s likely to be a mix."
• There are three different original versions of "Call 911", she's just "figuring out a way to mash it all together".
• She's been doing a "little thing" with Annie, "possibly" a duet.
• It's "lazy" to compare her with Annie: "I think if you listen to us side-by-side, we’re not actually that similar. I think a lot of people make their judgement based on hair colour".
• She's done a track with Benny Benassi, but she's not sure "what's happening with that". She'd love to do more collaborations, one of them being playing drums with Prince.
• Working with a team (Xenomania) is "great": "You just bounce [ideas] off everyone and I think that’s the best way to do things. (...) The good thing about the freedom we have here is that you can do two versions, one with my idea for example, and one with Jason (Resch)’s. There’s no boundaries". In the end, the final take is decided by Brian Higgins - "he's the top boss".
• The best Girls Aloud song is "Biology". As for the worst, "if there was one, we wouldn't have heard it".
Labels: Florrie Arnold