So the story so far on Florrie is this: not-ugly, nice-voiced Xenomania house drummer-slash-musician turns into proper popstar, launches 'organically' (ie without massive fanfare but with the intention of fanfares at later date) via various online download releases, Fred Falke remixes etc etc etc.
So Florrie's 'Introduction' EP — her first proper release — is out now and it's extremely good. Some tracks went online to download free last week but the paid-for download and physical format are available to purchase from today.
The formats are therefore:
1. Download off her website
Cost: Zero pence.
Point: Continuing to establish Florrie as a forward-thinking Popstar 3.0 sort of artist with strong social media BLAH BLAH BLAH.
2. Download off iTunes
Cost: Three pounds and sixteen pence.
Point: This is being presented to fans as a way of 'supporting' Florrie. It's the same as the tracks you can get off her website but if you like it you can basically donate a bit of cash to Florrie. Considering the cut iTunes take a better way of giving her some cash might be to ask politely for her email address and just Paypal her the money directly.
3. 12" (first 100 signed)
Cost: Nine hundred and seventy nine pence when you include postage.
Point: Looks nice stuck on or leant against a wall.
Our favourite song on the EP is 'Left Too Late'. Clearly the whole point of all this is that Florrie is an exciting new artist establishing her own niche etc etc etc but if we are completely honest the reason we like 'Left Too Late' is that it sounds quite a lot like a Girls Aloud song. IS THAT SUCH A CRIME???[youtube]p3ac8PruySQ[/youtube] No it is not.