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Clay

Flo Perlin

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Cat No: CH001CD

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Release Date:  07 June 2024

Label:  Clay Hand

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0781005840036

Genres:  Folk  

Release Date:  07 June 2024

Label:  Clay Hand

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  0781005840029

Genres:  Folk  

  • Description

    Clay is the third full length album by contemporary singer-songwriter Flo Perlin. A Londoner with Iraqi and Belarusian heritage, Flo Perlin began learning the cello at the age of five, later falling in love with the guitar when her Colombian teacher Cesar Rodriguez-Duran (the same person who taught Michael Kiwanuka) introduced her to the world of Bossa Nova, which influenced her own finger picking style.

    Combining this experience with a diverse range of influences from artists such as Zero 7, Laura Marling, Buena Vista Social Club, Suzanne Vega and Erykah Badu, enabled Flo to develop an accomplished talent, further enhanced by a unique vocal style and ability that is instantly recognisable - a rare gift in today's musical landscape.


    In addition to the soothing and hypnotic nature of her voice, Flo Perlin is able to create beautifully crafted, melodic and poetic songs that address common yet complex issues, intertwined with profound and personal perspectives. In light of this, BBC 6 Music have described her as 'a true storyteller'. Clay itself is a metaphor for the human capacity to adapt and adjust to different experiences and challenges. Just like clay, we mould and change shapes. This album reflects Flo's personal experiences of belonging and growth.


    Though every song on the album is both deeply impactful and a delight to hear, highlights include 'Mother Tongue': Reflecting on feelings of belonging and how even though the language of Flo's ancestors was not passed down through generations, she inherited a way of expressing herself through music, conveying how we as descendants inherit their traits regardless. 'Friend Of Mine' explores how we can be our own best friend or our worst enemy, expressing the importance of being good to the person you see in the mirror. 'Part Of Me' is a song about how our great loves stay within us. From Flo's experience of parting ways with a lover, this song articulates the initial feelings in a relationship of losing a part of yourself. Flo is honoured to have composer Kaidi Akinnibi feature on 'Part Of Me'. Akinnibi has a multi-faceted outlook on music, as learned from the sounds of Kinetika Bloco, Jazz Warriors and his explorations in the vibrant UK music scene. This shows in the eclectic variety of artists he works and writes with, including Tom Misch, Wizkid, Black Midi, Celeste, and many more.


    Flo's previous work has already gained her an international audience, with her single 'Baghdad' achieving over 4.4 million streams on Spotify, as well as air time across a whole range of leading radio stations, including a much discussed live performance and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, not to mention a string of high profile gigs and festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness, Celtic Connections and Americana Festival, plus shows at The Green Note, Omeara, and EARTH Hackney.

    Description

    Clay is the third full length album by contemporary singer-songwriter Flo Perlin. A Londoner with Iraqi and Belarusian heritage, Flo Perlin began learning the cello at the age of five, later falling in love with the guitar when her Colombian teacher Cesar Rodriguez-Duran (the same person who taught Michael Kiwanuka) introduced her to the world of Bossa Nova, which influenced her own finger picking style.

    Combining this experience with a diverse range of influences from artists such as Zero 7, Laura Marling, Buena Vista Social Club, Suzanne Vega and Erykah Badu, enabled Flo to develop an accomplished talent, further enhanced by a unique vocal style and ability that is instantly recognisable - a rare gift in today's musical landscape.


    In addition to the soothing and hypnotic nature of her voice, Flo Perlin is able to create beautifully crafted, melodic and poetic songs that address common yet complex issues, intertwined with profound and personal perspectives. In light of this, BBC 6 Music have described her as 'a true storyteller'. Clay itself is a metaphor for the human capacity to adapt and adjust to different experiences and challenges. Just like clay, we mould and change shapes. This album reflects Flo's personal experiences of belonging and growth.


    Though every song on the album is both deeply impactful and a delight to hear, highlights include 'Mother Tongue': Reflecting on feelings of belonging and how even though the language of Flo's ancestors was not passed down through generations, she inherited a way of expressing herself through music, conveying how we as descendants inherit their traits regardless. 'Friend Of Mine' explores how we can be our own best friend or our worst enemy, expressing the importance of being good to the person you see in the mirror. 'Part Of Me' is a song about how our great loves stay within us. From Flo's experience of parting ways with a lover, this song articulates the initial feelings in a relationship of losing a part of yourself. Flo is honoured to have composer Kaidi Akinnibi feature on 'Part Of Me'. Akinnibi has a multi-faceted outlook on music, as learned from the sounds of Kinetika Bloco, Jazz Warriors and his explorations in the vibrant UK music scene. This shows in the eclectic variety of artists he works and writes with, including Tom Misch, Wizkid, Black Midi, Celeste, and many more.


    Flo's previous work has already gained her an international audience, with her single 'Baghdad' achieving over 4.4 million streams on Spotify, as well as air time across a whole range of leading radio stations, including a much discussed live performance and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, not to mention a string of high profile gigs and festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness, Celtic Connections and Americana Festival, plus shows at The Green Note, Omeara, and EARTH Hackney.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Feels Like Yesterday
      • 2. Mother Tongue
      • 3. At Your Prime
      • 4. Friend Of Mine
      • 5. The Room That He Grew Up In
      • 6. Share My Heart
      • 7. Clay
      • 8. Where she Started From
      • 9. Bedroom
      • 10. Part Of Me (feat Kaidi Akinnibi)

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Feels Like Yesterday
      • 2. Mother Tongue
      • 3. At Your Prime
      • 4. Friend Of Mine
      • 5. The Room That He Grew Up In

      Side 2

      • 1. Share My Heart
      • 2. Clay
      • 3. Where She Started From
      • 4. Bedroom
      • 5. Part Of Me