Flaw Flower is an album with huge textural and instrumental breadth from varied field recordings such as train intercoms and microwave pings to saxophone and guest vocals. Overall it twists and turns breaking down in the centre to be lifted back up into a new year in The Empty Glass. The album feels like a timelapse of a dahlia perpetually stuck in a cycle of decay and re-growth on the side of the street, paradoxically delicate and strong, polluted by the passings of life in places and mesmerizingly in flux.
Amongst the experimentation and playfulness is a soberness and honesty that cuts through in Zoee’s Anne Clarke inspired vocals. Lyrical exorcism of past feelings around attachment styles and relationships ensue. Here we chat over e-mail about the creation of the album, collaboration and the healing honesty can bring.