VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Flora Cash Talk New Music, Success of “You’re Somebody Else”

As innovation blurs borders and connects individuals everywhere, the world continues to get smallerby way of social media, video chats, and so on and so forth. When two kindred spirits cross paths 4,249 miles away from each other, magic still feels like the best possible explanationhow…Flora Cash emerged at such an intersection.

As a testament to the power of the internet bringing societies and people together, such is the story of how Flora Cash not only formed as a musical project but of two people falling in love. Circa 2012, Minneapolis native Cole Randall uploaded his music to Soundcloud, where across the Atlantic, Shpresa Lleshaj stumbled upon his account and started leaving comments under the songs. Facebook messages gave way to an introductory phone conversation, which snowballed into marathon Skype sessions. Lleshaj being a musician herself, the two had what was described as an instantaneous bond as she visited Randall in Minneapolis within a couple of months of interacting with one another and the two would eventually wind up getting married. “The fact that we’re collaborating comes from our relationship, but there’s more to our experience than the relationship,” affirms Randall. “It’s as if we’re expressing ourselves individually and bringing those elements together within the band. We all lose people, endure hardships, and face issues. We want to talk about all of that in our music.”“It’s reality, but there is a mystery,” adds Lleshaj. In 2017, their full-length debut, Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine), garnered critical attention, as the single “You’re Somebody Else” went viral, racking up over 7 million streams and getting used in a commercial in Mexico for Latin American telecom company Movistar. Recently releasing the EP, Press, Flora Cash is currently on tour and on the cusp of releasing their major label debut on RCA Records.

B-Sides met up with Flora Cash during their San Francisco tour stop to talk about the duo’s relationship, building on the success of “You’re Somebody Else”, plans for their new album and more. Check out the interview:


Flora Cash 2019 Tour Dates
June 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues Chicago
June 20 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
June 21 Detroit, MI The Majestic Complex
June 22 Dover, DE Dover International Speedway
June 23 Philadelphia, PA XFINITY Live Philadelphia
June 27 Chicago, IL Millennium Park Music Series
June 28 Milwaukee, WI American Family Insurance Amphitheater
July 6 Quebec, Canada Festival D’Ete
July 11 Toronto, Canada Mod Club Theatre
August 16 Watkins Glen, NY Woodstock 50
August 18 Columbus, OH WonderBus Music and Arts Festival
August 24 Madison, WI The Sylvee
August 30 Seattle, WA Seattle Center
September 20-22 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival

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