Producer and remix-artist Flowervillain is best described as a force to be reckoned with. Taking the hip-hop world by storm, he is known best for creating the viral remix EP’s Flowervillain 1 and 2, and Not Dead EP. Receiving support from VICE and Pigeons & Planes, the Canadian based artist cites Tyler the Creator, MF DOOM, Madlib and Frank Ocean as major inspirations for his craft. Back with electrifying new EP ‘FRANK’, which features leading single ‘thinking bout forever’, Flowervillain combines sounds; both sampled and original from different genres, eras and sub-cultures to create memorable experiences through re-contextualizing sounds you're sure you've heard somewhere before.
Speaking about leading single ‘thinking bout forever’, which samples iconic Frank Ocean tracks, Flowervillain shares, “It marks an evolution in my production style and level of execution. I’ve been working on the ideas for my project FRANK for a while and to me this track is the culmination of the best parts of Flowervillain so far, as well as a taste of what’s possible in the future. It’s also a tribute to one of my favourite Frank Ocean live performances - FYF Fest ’17”
Feeling quite groundbreaking and something that would fit on anyone’s chilled playlist, ‘thinking bout forever’ feels euphoric and something that Frank Ocean would be proud to get behind. Flowervillain feels like the type of underground artist that’s about to become a household name within a matter of months. Hoping people can find something they’ve never heard before in his music, Flowervillain adds, “The samples in FRANK come from all over the world, from times present and past. I hope people look deeper into the sounds they like in my music and discover something they never knew about before."
For an EP that’s heavily sampled, ‘FRANK’ oozes with originality and individuality.