The upcoming release, ‘The Widowed Earth’ by dos floris is certain to be a profound moment representing women in music. Florence Donovan, the Bologna-based singer and songwriter is a one-woman electronic music powerhouse whose bold performance demonstrates a multi-faceted experience on a personal note. ‘The Widowed Earth’ is much more than a collection of iconic tunes and marvelous musings. The album is in fact, an outstanding expression of creativity and insight, a personal testament to overcoming adversity.
Dos floris offers listeners a seamless performance that is both intuitive and intriguing. The album brings forth a unique style and distinct sophistication that will undoubtedly be embraced by a generous audience. From inspiring lyrics to moving instrumentals, ‘The Widowed Earth’ is an all-encompassing project that exudes sincerity. Stimulating the conscious while channeling the subconscious, dos floris creates a mind-bending journey for listeners who should immerse themselves inside of the album. Anticipating the debut of ‘The Widowed Earth’, we share a sneak peek into the album, highlighting several extraordinary encounters that should not be missed.
Inside ‘The Widowed Earth’
The album opens with “From The Beginning” an eclectic prelude consisting of distinct special effects, preparing the listener for “Rivers”. “Rivers” abounds with compelling harmonies and playful melodies. Dos floris croons softly, over the picturesque track as it delivers a slightly industrial feel. The track rises with luminescent energy as dos floris has a diverse vocal range.
“Rivers” is followed by “Silence” an ethereal production with enthralling instrumentals and hypnotic vocals. Rolling percussion advances the sound layers as dos floris performs mellow harmonies. Heavier electronic synths alter the tempo of the track as the percussion seems to march in tune with the singer’s heartfelt lyrics. Dos floris lets each note linger on, washing over the track with an effervescent wave.
One such dynamic track to absorb is “All The Kings Horses”, an upbeat song with a relevant message. Utilizing deep metaphors to tell a memorable story, dos floris plays with a series of thought-provoking lyrics, stimulating the mind with unmistakable eloquence. The track builds up and then morphs into a frenzied series of chords and electronic riffs, communicating the intensity of each verse.
“I couldn’t keep myself out of the story but came to realise how connected we are to our natural surroundings and how they can literally heal you”-Dos Floris
Fans, will experience futuristic elements on “Before You Loved Me”, a track that makes a theatrical debut with mysterious ambiance. Singing “before you loved me, there was no one to fear”, dos floris gives a chilling performance. Delicate melodies dance over the track as the vocals trail off into a sequence of calming waves. “Before You Loved Me” is wrought with emotion, drenched in pain, and remarkably genuine.
“Water” is another enchanting number that expresses heartfelt songwriting. A beautiful piano accompaniment accentuates the performance as dos floris’ vocals seem to endure until infinity. “Water” converges with “The Other Side”, a breezy production with inspirational lyrics. “The Other Side” is a mellow number with uplifting energy.
Throughout the album, fans can expect to be engrossed in relevant lyrical content that touches the soul. Dos floris’ voice only makes the messages embedded within each song even more delightful to enjoy as her voice is most inviting.
“That Day” will draw listeners in with upbeat instrumentals and catchy percussion. Poetic lyrics over the trend-setting rhythms make this track stand out as a timely work of art with a futuristic flair. Dos floris once again uses descriptive lyrics to create an animated illustration through song.
The album turns toward the cinematic with “The Widowed Earth”, a evocative number that captures the spirit with reverberating vocals and an effortless accompaniment. The track has a slightly dark ambiance as it carries a solemn tune.
“Walking In The Night” unfolds with instrumentals that resemble a beating heart. As listeners can hear what sounds like the earth crushing beneath one’s feet, atmospheric sound elements begin to surface. Dos floris gives a soulful performance demonstrating a vast range, building a sonic landscape.
Dos takes listeners into a dreamy realm on “To The Wolves Part II”, a stylish track robust with ambient waves and soothing melodies. A prepossessing vocal performance fuses with orchestra instrumentals to create a dramatic backdrop for the song which is surely stunning, leaving fans in awe. As dos floris sings, “I feel safe in your arms”, listeners are taken to a place of much needed serenity.
The album concludes with “To The Wolves Part I”, another artistic endeavor that touches the heart and mind. Get a glimpse into dos floris upcoming album release “The Widowed Earth” on YouTube.
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In summary, ‘The Widowed Earth’ is a sensory experience with an experimental approach. The eclectic fusion of instrumentals and vocal performance creates a rare experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Through words conveyed with passionate accord, dos floris illustrates a visually stunning work of art. The album emerges from the shadows into the light, warming listeners in a bright ray of hope.
Musician, singer, and songwriter dos floris got an early start in music at the young age of 5, she later learned how to play the guitar as a 20-something. As a multi-instrumentalist, dos floris also played the piano and found music to be an escape from the mundane nuances of school life. In an interview featured in Know Me Better Music, the artist cited influences such as Tina Turner and PJ Harvey. Her sound has been likened to notable artists such as Tori Amos, Sinead O’Connor, and Kate Bush but the artist describes her own sound as “avant garde, romantic dream pop”. Dos floris’ upcoming album release ‘The Widowed Earth’ has been described as an “an empowering story for young men and women, girls and boys, who may be struggling with an eating disorder.” Dos floris confronted Anorexia, turning away from music, friends and activities for a period of 5 years.
Having overcome the challenge with the help of family, friends, and nature dos floris reemerged with a new outlook and revived passion for music. The artist hopes that girls and boys struggling with an eating disorder will find the strength to overcome such challenges. Dos will also include a personal message which will be printed inside the CD casing. Dos floris has shown herself to be a positive role model, giving hope to those who suffer in silence and also in the face of the public. After founding her first band, touring and appearing on radio and TV decided to venture out on a solo endeavor, the culmination of which is ‘The Widowed Earth’. The album is scheduled to be released on November 5th, 2015. To learn more about dos floris, follow the artist on her Official Website www.dosfloris.com and check out the links below for more music.
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