[April Showers]: Phlo Finister

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I’ve been waiting for the right time to talk about today’s artist, and I think [April Showers] is the perfect occasion. During my L.A. getaway last summer, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a studio session with Phlo Finister and it was definitely a memorable experience. The process of creating a record is so intricate and it takes dozens of pieces and layers packed on top of one another to find yourself with the perfect masterpiece. It’s pretty fascinating. Like the music, Phlo Finister seems to have quite a few layers too; and each one provides substance to her work, while painting an interesting story for her fans to enjoy.

Infused with an essence of the [mod era] and the realness of life in Los Angeles, her brand embodies her taste and experiences and pushes them out in an authentic form. Naturally, the music echoes these elements perfectly. Her take on modern rhythm & blues is colored with a “lady gangster” type of rawness that makes it clear that she’s not your typical R&B “diva” in the making. Her work is influenced by classical and rock elements and she has that artistic trait that suggests that it’s more than just about making money. It’s about life and telling her story.

[Blog to Blog]: Check out The Madbury Club’s 2012 interview with Phlo by clicking below.

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Before actually meeting her, I never realized how many different moments she had already crossed my path. First, there was the whole buzz around the Aaliyah inspiration in her Shades video, then I came across her again when Kyrell used the single in our [Heat Advisory] summer mixtape. On top of that, I had no clue that a good friend of mine from college was a part of her creative team. It’s such a small world, right? I never would’ve guessed we’d all wind up in a club together in West Hollywood.

April Showers x the no names x phlo 2 blackHer Poster Girl EP (the most recent, but definitely not her first) dropped at the end of 2012 and she’s well on the way to building a notable name for herself in the industry. If you don’t mind a throwback post, click on the image above. The Madbury Club did a great interview with the 21-year old singer last year titled Youthquake. Phlo Finister, which you should check out if you’re interested in more about this interesting young lady. She lays a lot of details on the line and you really get a feel for what she’s about as an artist and, more importantly, as a person.

You can check out Poster Girl below and listen to Shades on our [Heat Advisory] mixtape.