Florist Share Fan-Sourced Video for New Song “Spring in Hours” and Announce Tour Dates
Florist Due Out July 29 via Double Double Whammy
May 03, 2022
Photography by Carl Solether
Brooklyn-based quartet Florist are releasing a new self-titled album on July 29 via Double Double Whammy. Now they have shared its second single, “Spring in Hours,” via a fan-sourced video made up of footage from over 125 collaborators from around the world. The band have also announced a U.S. summer tour. Check out the video below, followed by the tour dates.
“‘Spring in Hours’ is a love song for cycles, seasons, growth, bugs, flowers, friendship, all the atoms in the universe, the chaos that created us, and the void which everything returns to,” says singer Emily Sprague in a press release. “Musically for Florist, it’s our collaboration as a group in full spectrum. We arranged, played, produced, and recorded the song ourselves. Often at night alongside the crickets you can hear playing along.”
Florist is Sprague, Jonnie Baker, Rick Spataro, and Felix Walworth. Florist is the follow-up to 2019’s Emily Alone, which was essentially a solo album from Sprague.
“The trauma response to losing my best friend, my mom, was to feel really afraid to get close to anybody ever again,” she said in a previous press release. “It’s sort of cheesy, but I realized that life is better when you share it. The answer isn’t to isolate yourself and be alone.”
So Sprague reconvened with the rest of the band to record the new album in Hudson, NY in 2019.
Of the album title, Sprague explains: “We called it Florist because this is not just my songs with a backing band. It’s a practice. It’s a collaboration. It’s our one life. These are my best friends and the music is the way that it is because of that.”
Florist previously shared the album’s first single, “Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning),” via a video for the song (which was one of our Songs of the Week).
Florist Tour Dates:
7/30 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
7/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
8/1 – Ferndale, MI @ Otus Supply
8/2 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
8/5 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
8/7 – Boise, ID @ Kin
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s
8/9 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
8/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
8/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
8/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
8/16 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
8/18 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom
8/19 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips
8/20 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
8/22 – Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
8/24 – Washington DC @ DC9
8/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Lounge at World Cafe Live
8/26 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s
8/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Silo City Readings (Solo)