Photo Credit: Jade Ehlers (@jadeehlers)
By Alissa Arunarsirakul // February 11, 2020
The talented masterminds behind flor are just small hometown boys from Oregon, but they’ve crafted an alternative pop sound that’s cherished worldwide. Consisting of Zach Grace, Dylan Bauld, McKinley Kitts, and Kyle Hill, flor has the rare ability to make daunting emotions seem graspable. Their new EP, reimagined is a pocket-sized collection of stripped-back fan favorites–including “warm blood” and “slow motion.”
On reimagined, Zach Grace reflected,
“Songs can have so many different lives. We chased these songs in every direction before arriving at an endpoint. We wanted to focus on the root of each song and explore some of the different destinations we could take them.”
With the softest plucking, “warm blood” begins the reimagined EP with our hearts already captivated. In comes Zach Grace’s lovely vocals and we’re swooning as he sings about someone with a human touch that could bring warmth to even the coldest of hearts. Yet another sweet tune, “slow motion” zeroes in on love as flor is so smitten by someone that the world around them nearly stops.
The last track of reimagined is a soothing cover of Coldplay’s “yellow,” featuring labelmates Misterwives. Although this rendition does have electric guitars and driving percussion, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s absolutely mesmerizing. Paying homage to the original music video, flor’s “yellow” visual shows Grace and Misterwives’ Mandy Lee taking a peaceful stroll along the shoreline as they harmonize with the sun setting behind.