FLO PERLIN celebrates the release of her second album ‘Characters’.
Written in Flo’s living room and hospital, where she was being treated with an autoimmune disease, ‘Characters’ journals Flo’s exploration getting to know different parts of herself and her relationship to those parts.
Singer-songwriter with Iraqi and Belarusian heritage, Flo Perlin grew up surrounded by an incredibly diverse range of music which has influenced her own personal and musical landscape ever since. Having busked around the Middle East, USA and Europe and toured around the UK, in 2019 Flo won a songwriting mentorship with The Nest Collective (BBC Folk Club) which led her to support artists such as Sam Lee, Peggy Seegar and Rachel Newton.
Radio Airplay includes BBC Radio London with Robert Elms, BBC Radio Ulster + BBC Radio Foyle, BBC Radio Shropshire, Folk radio UK and a number of times on Tom Robinsons’ BBC Introducing.
Characters was recorded and mixed at MAP Studio in London, with a group of amazing session musicians! Different themes are explored throughout the album such as family roots, childhood, relationships, mental health and the significance of ‘self reflection’. Flo’s raw and honest story telling articulates something for her listeners that they’ve perhaps experienced themselves. She incorporates her experiences and diverse musical background into her songwriting, showing how contemporary folk is evolving.
Support from XATIVA:
XATIVA is a Swedish-Ecuadorian singer-songwriter based in London. She is a classically trained vocalist who fuses together traditional and contemporary, Latin and acoustic influences alongside elements from jazz and alternative R&B.
A former choral scholar, she plays classical piano as well as Spanish guitar, having spent time living in Madrid, studying and playing with traditional flamenco musicians.