Florence Hall Interview

Florence Hall Interview

Florence Hall

Florence Hall trained as an actress in London whilst she grew up but she decided that the singing whilst playing her guitar was more her scene. Florence played in dark venues throughout the crazy London city with her band D^coda. After that particular band ended she headed to New York City for the thrill of performing in Manhattan venues for three months. Whilst in Manhattan Florence was able to play at the CBGB, prior to it's closure.

Florence Hall's EP titled 'Loop' is a mixture of smooth vocals that are soft and harmonious layered over the top of powerful electronic beats, giving the music an original flare that many musicians wish they could create for their own tracks.

The second song on the EP, "Waxed Heart" really shows off Hall's talent. The electronic beats are replaced with guitar strumming and Hall's melodious voice, allowing you to soak up every word. Loop proves Florence Hall has her own style when it comes to making music and she is not afraid to explore it in her tracks.

Interview with Florence Hall

How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves?

Florence Hall: Very proud and excited.

Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry?

Florence Hall: I've worked in it so no.

Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Florence Hall: Yes I write all of the songs. Good synergy with other people helps. Inspiration could be anything from a photo to a quote.

What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Florence Hall: Too many to name but top favourites at the moment are, Muse, Radiohead, Nick Drake, Portishead.

What's next? Tour/Album/Single?

Florence Hall: Just released the album and I'm starting on some new acoustic material and some new trip hop material.

Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?

Florence Hall: The album took a long time to do and there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears but I never gave up on it.

Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Florence Hall: Very different things. I love both but I'm better live!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Florence Hall: Working with other people who stand in your way and don't want you to succeed.

What's a typical day like?

Florence Hall: Always full of sunshine and ideas!

What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist?

Florence Hall: The journey of it all. It may sound cheesy but I love the feeling of creating something.

If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Florence Hall: Scott Matthews.

Do you have a website fans can visit?

Florence Hall: www.florencehall.com

Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?

Florence Hall: Smile when you go to be so you wake smiling.
Be full of new ideas.
Don't be afraid to try and fail.
Treat others how you want to be treated.
Have no regrets and learn from your mistakes. Wisdom comes to those who wait.

60 Second Quiz

>Full Name: Florence Hall
Nickname(s): Flo
Star Sign: Cancer
Music Talent: Melody lines
Favorite Food: Pho
Favorite Film: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Favorite Actor: De Niro
Pet: Tropical Fish
Describe yourself in 3 words: Happy, tangential, forgetful
Best Feature: Smile
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: The love of my life
Hobbies/Interests: Music Music Music
First Job: Box Office Assistant
Are you a Pub, Bar or Club kind: All!
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: Money
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning: Smile!

Interview by Brooke Hunter
Review by Simone Traglia