Atmospheric Indie Pop duo flora cash are Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall. Lleshaj is from Sweden while Randall is from Minneapolis, MN. The duo met online before they met in person years ago, and they’ve managed to develop an amazing chemistry. Their claim to fame came with “You’re Somebody Else” before “Missing Home” and “You Love Me” made noise for them as singles in 2019. All three of those songs are on their debut for Sony music in the U.S. called Baby, It’s Okay - and they’re clear highlights on a record that’s overall a decent listen.
flora cash is the indie pop version of emo, for the most part it’s pretty polarizing. You’re either really into flora cash or you’re not really into them at all. The music can be good if it’s accessible, but on the other hand, it’s very droning at the same time. Randall and Lleshaj’s harmonies can be hauntingly beautiful if you’re into it, but they can also sound the same from song to song if you’re not into it. Musically their music does a lot of great things. There’s beauty in every note and there’s real beauty in the stories that the duo tells with their lyrics. From a lyrical standpoint, Lleshaj and Randall’s music is awesome. They tell stories, they connect with emotions and they’re capable of resonating with their audience in big ways because of that. Musically, it’s polarizing. There are going to be lots of people who are really into it and then there are going to be lots of people who really aren’t.
flora cash has a unique sound but it’s not for everybody. The beauty in their music is really showcased on this record through their lyrics and their sound but for a lot of people it’s going to be difficult to hear some of what they’re doing that’s brilliant – really, that’s the case with almost all atmospheric music. This is good, but it’s objectively so from person to person.