Tuesday Tune: Florrie - 'Little White Lies'
It’s hard to put my finger on what I love most about Florrie. Is it the fact she drummed on Girls Aloud mega-hit The Promise? That she co-wrote One Touch and Something New? Her trio of incredible EPs released between 2010 and 2012, the first and best of which was given away for free? The occasional ventures into quirky vblogging that don't make me want to stab my eyes out? (Take note, every other YouTuber.)
Or could it be this, the lead single off her as-yet-without-name-or-release-date debut album? Little White Lies is, as the title of this post suggests, a certifiable tune - gentle synths and wistful vocals giving way to an almighty Florriestorm at the chorus. There's something very End of Summer about it; the kind of song that makes you want to sit in a sundrenched September field, pondering the onset of autumn while hurling a load of multicoloured plastic bags into the air. In slow motion. Wait, what?
One tiny gripe - I could have done with a second verse, rather than the first one twice. But the expansive production more than makes up for Florrie's apparent newfound aversion to lyrics, and Little White Lies is a massive improvement on the majority of her Sirens EP (Seashells in particular tread a dangerous line between 'catchy, in a repetitive sort of way' and 'BEYOND IRRITATING').
To conclude: I love many things about Florrie, including this song. Bring out an album now please. Thank you.