Flora Cash

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Flora Cash
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Background information
OriginStockholm, Sweden
Genres
Years active2012 (2012)–present
LabelsRCA
Websitefloracash.com
Members
  • Shpresa Lleshaj
  • Cole Randall

Flora Cash is a Swedish-American indie pop duo consisting of Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall.

History[edit]

Lleshaj, from Stockholm, and Randall, from Minneapolis, met in 2012 on SoundCloud when Lleshaj began commenting on the tracks Randall had posted and the two discovered they appreciated each other's music.[1][2] After meeting in person in Minneapolis, they began working together in Sweden as Flora Cash.[3] The duo has said that they've never revealed the origin or meaning of their band name to anyone.[4]

They released their debut EP, Mighty Fine, on 12 December 2012. Their second EP, Made It For You, came out on 13 June 2013. That year Lleshaj and Randall also married.[5]

They released a third EP, I Will Be There, on 20 September 2014. A few singles followed.

Then, after signing with Swedish label Icons Creating Evil Art in 2015,[6] they released, Can Summer Love Last Forever?, in March 2016. The seven-song mini-LP earned them nominations for two GAFFA awards, as Swedish Artist of the Year and Swedish Newcomer of the Year.[7][8]

They released their debut full-length album Nothing Lasts Forever (And It's Fine) in April 2017. After debuting on Pandora Radio's Predictions chart in August 2018 and retaining the No. 4 spot there well into September, in November "You're Somebody Else", a song from the album, reached the Top 10 on both Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart and the Alternative Songs chart.[9] The track was also used in a Movistar commercial in Mexico promoting safety for young people meeting each other online.[10] The song reached Number One and the Top Five respectively, on the Adult Alternative[11] and Alternative radio formats[12] in December of 2018. To date, the track has garnered over 21 million streams on Spotify, with the lyric video having been viewed over 22 million times on YouTube.

In July 2018, Flora Cash signed to RCA Records.[13] On 9 August they made their American television debut, performing "You're Somebody Else" on The Late Late Show with James Corden[14]

The next day they launched a North American tour where they shared the stage with Amen Dunes, Aquilo, SYML, and Superorganism.[15]

On November 6, 2018, the music video for "You're Somebody Else" came out on YouTube. It was directed by Mark Pellington and depicted individuals talking about anxiety and other struggles. The artists were also in the music video.

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Nothing Lasts Forever (and It's Fine) (2017)

Mini-Albums

  • Can Summer Love Last Forever? (2016)

EPs

  • Mighty Fine (2012)
  • Made It for You (2013)
  • I Will Be There (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Tornow, "Flora Cash Make American TV Debut With Dreamy Performance of 'You're Somebody Else' on Corden: Watch", Ones to Watch, 10 August 2018, retrieved 26 September 2018
  2. ^ Carla Hay, "Flora Cash signs with RCA Records; North American tour announced", Ones to Watch, AXS, 16 July 2018, retrieved 1 October 2018
  3. ^ Neil Z. Yeung, "Artist Biography by Neil Z. Yeung", retrieved 26 September 2018
  4. ^ Entercom Communications, "New Music Heaven", retrieved 21 January 2019
  5. ^ Blogtalkradio"Alan Babbit's debut CD - decades later. Flora Cash from Sweden", 12 May 2017, retrieved 26 September 2018
  6. ^ Harriet Kaplan, "FOUNDER OF SWEDISH LABEL, ICONS CREATING EVIL ART CARL-MARCUS GIDLÖF SPEAKS", tHeARTofla, 6 November 2017, retrieved 27 September 2018
  7. ^ Janne Hallman, "Förtroliga samtal som lockar till lyssning", GAFFA, 21 April 2017, retrieved 26 September 2018
  8. ^ Neil Z. Yeung, "Artist Biography by Neil Z. Yeung", retrieved 26 September 2018
  9. ^ Emily Blake, "Pandora Predictions to Know: Flora Cash, Social House, Ava Max & Summer Walker", 13 September 2018, retrieved 26 September 2018
  10. ^ Duncan MacLeod, "Movistar Love Story reveals online twist", The Inspiration Room, 9 May 2017, retrieved 27 September 2018
  11. ^ Paul Marszalek, "The Top 22 Triple A Radio Songs 12-9-18", Media Mechanics, 09 Dec 2018, retrieved 16 January 2019
  12. ^ Paul Marszalek, "The Top 22 Alternative Rock Radio Songs 12-9-18", Media Mechanics, 09 Dec 2018, retrieved 16 January 2019
  13. ^ "Flora Cash Signs to RCA Records", Music Connection, 16 July 2018, retrieved 27 September 2018
  14. ^ Sam Tornow, "Flora Cash Make American TV Debut With Dreamy Performance of 'You're Somebody Else' on Corden: Watch", 10 August 2018, retrieved 26 September 2018
  15. ^ "Flora Cash Signs to RCA Records", Music Connection, 16 July 2018, retrieved 27 September 2018

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