TUNE Flõstate - Home Ground
Following on from their debut single "Time" which was released earlier this year, fantasy RnB duo Flõstate continues to enthrall with sophomore offering "Home Ground", out now via Lekker Collective.
"Home Ground" emerges from the sedated downtempo R&B soundscape which "Time" established, with producer MKSTN taking influences from UK garage, indie electronic and pop to create what can only be described as a sublime mish-mash of sounds, all held together by songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Avery Florence's ethereal vocals.
Home Ground is finding yourself and what you want amidst chaos, with only your intuition to guide you home. It's a two-part song, “Pt.1” being stripped down with just piano, wind chimes, and vocals, and “Pt. 2” with heavy production to play with contrast - calm versus chaos. The production is our most intricate to date, experimenting with key changes, timing, and swing. Much like how our lives are pieces stitched together from contrasting moments - MKSTN
Home Ground has the sense of urgency to be somewhere familiar with a fresh perspective. The feeling that you aren't in the right place at that moment. but you're sure you know where to go. We recorded the wind chimes in the backyard of my family cabin. I woke up the next morning to find Mike playing with the chime sound, so I sat down at the microphone and this song came out. I was about to go on a month-long trip to Argentina and all of a sudden I didn’t want to go. I felt like, this is where I need to be, working on what we are creating as Flostate - Avery Florence