Germany-based dark pop singer, FLØRE, released her second EP, ROMANIAC, on November 5th.

FLØRE writes songs “to give this weird existence a meaning”. Feeling like an alien for most of her life, she spent her childhood playing guitar, singing and dreaming of the universe. She’s inspired by the darkness of growing up, the beautifully broken and the feeling of what it must be like when life begins. Or what it must be like when it ends. Or what it is at all. She calls herself a moonlover, who expresses the loneliness in her songs, revealing her touching voice telling stories about her own fragileness, devotion for unusual human beings and a broken love.

The concept album dives deep into the world of a character called ROMANIAC, who represents the part of FLØRE that she has never let speak before; the one who seeks revenge, is angry and mad. Like for her debut EP, SUPERBLOOM, (Oct 2020), she invited Berlin’s Indie Pop artist NOVAA to produce the 5-track-piece. 

1. Dead Boys
2. Another year like that and we’d all be dead
3. Bad Medicine
4. Cigarette
5. Our Funeral 

The 25-year-old not only writes about broken love or dreaming of the universe but also addresses issues like mental health. 

Depression is a serious disease which needs to be normalized and talked about, cause nothing kills you like your own mind. And I’m so proud and feel so strong writing about mental health.For me it feels like you will never get rid of a major depression. It’s about handling the demons and maybe even becoming friends with them… It’s okay to be not okay. It’s okay to be sad and to feel alone and to be weird.


FLØRE has made her impressive debut in 2018, with the “dark pop brilliance of Flowered Guts” that premiered on The Line Of Best Fit at the time, Earmilk describes her “angelic vocals for a euphoria that feels timeless and calming” and A1234 called “FLØRE and Novaa […] the quirky queens of the underground music scene right now…” while praising their “undeniably ethereal vocals” on “Rich Kids”.

Besides getting attention in the blog landscape, FLØRE is part of Spotify’s RADAR program, got featured on Playlists like New Music Friday US on top of New Music Friday playlists in 20 other countries, Indie Pop, EQUAL GSA, Indie Womxn, Easy, and many more and decorated the cover of OFF POP when releasing SUPERBLOOM’s lead single “I’m okay, i’m just a little depressed”. Her single ‘Bad Medicine’ went straight to Germany’s Radio Top 200 charts.

In 2021 she played her very first global live stream show on Amazon Music Session – and she played her first live show at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg back in September.

She opened the story of ROMANIAC with the first single “Dead Boys” back in January.

I thought, maybe in another universe I’d be a killer. And ‘Dead Boys’ is about that split character I feel living inside of me. Some things will never completely heal and thinking about the ones who betrayed and left me, still makes me mad. When I break things off, it’s forever and I was inspired by taking the saying ‘You’re dead to me’ literally.

About the title track “Another year like that and we’d be all dead”, FLØRE explains: 

“Another year like that and we’d all be dead” is what life means for me, what growing up means, what losing love and your loved ones is like, what living with depression is and the reason of being alive and being a human means for me. And so destroying the planet and home you’re living in.

A beautiful tragedy of being every day a day closer to death, of being dust, of being forgotten and being nothing, just what you’ve been before. It’s so tragic, that it’s beautifully sweet, cause if it wasn’t sweet, we’d all be dead by now, cause sometimes losing all hope is freedom.

The pandemic influenced the lyrics as well, cause it has that certain ‘the-world-is-ending-feeling’ to it. I wanted to capture the feeling of growing up in a, as it seems teenage tragedy, how everything is rushing in high speed with an apocalyptic taste, but it’s a bit too dangerously quite in the chaos. Like the calm inside of a storm.

The song follows her last single “Cigarette”:

“Cigarette” focuses on the self-destructive side of love. I often do things just to write about it and being hurt just keeps the fire going. So I like to be lighten up sometimes and “Cigarette” is the “Bad Medicine” for something that does not need to be fixed. Being wasted is just something I’m attracted to artistically. So always coming back to the same pattern, felt like an addiction, I hurt myself on purpose. The outro in the song on the other hand, shows the vulnerable side of it and feels like the rehab in the story.” 

Followed by her last track “Bad Medicine” which is about “that kind of person you know is not good for you, but you just can’t let it go. Being close to that someone doesn’t make you feel better, but that’s what you wanna feel sometimes. Being heartbroken, but you know you’re alive. Sometimes feeling the pain is better than feeling nothing. I actually think there’s nothing worse than feeling numb.” 

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