December 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Flowers – Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do

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Flowers
Do What You Want To, It’s What You Should Do
Kanine Records
Street: 09.09
Flowers = Aberdeen + Pam Berry

Produced by Bernard Butler (Suede), Do What You Want To is the startling debut from indie pop group Flowers. The album’s first track, “Young,” is a good indicator of what Flowers are all about: soaring vocals, honest, poignant lyrics and understated guitar pop, elements that transcend their sum to grow into tunes saturated with bittersweet nostalgia. Singer Rachel Kenedy’s astonishing voice stands out—spiraling down from sky-high falsettos to soft and sugar-sweet, it’s what propels each track. For those still reeling from Sarah Records’ dissolution, try Flowers for a spin—tracks such as “Drag Me Down” and “Lonely” would be right at home in your heavenly collection. –Christian Schultz

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