a girl like me, the latest track by British musician flowerovlove, is a bouncing, melodic portrait of teenage romance. That emotional swirl of late-night goosebumps, non-stop texting, excitement, anxiety, confusion and utter devotion. It’s a story as old as time, but the eighteen-year-old Londoner adds a contemporary spin, encouraging a positive sense of self-expression through a daydream-esque pop sound that magic carpets you into her world. Alongside this year’s previous infectious single releases – Love You, Coffee Shop and Next Best Exit – a girl like you sees flowerovlove continue to build a multi-layered world you can dive into and float away.
Below, we asked flowerovlove to unpick five sources of inspiration that underpin her sound and vision.
Harry’s House by Harry Styles
“My favourite album because I associate deep happiness with it and it sounds like a rich spoonful of honey.”
Matilda by Danny DeVito, 1996
“My comfort movie. It’s such a well-crafted movie, everything from the soundtrack to the storyline to the casting is so perfect, I can watch this for the rest of my life and still love it.”
“London is home. London is like roasting marshmallows on the fireplace and warm socks and rainbows! There’s an energy about London you can’t get anywhere else and growing up in London shaped me to be very open-minded.”
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
“There’s something so warm about reading a book that feels like a conversation – I find great joy in that because it feels easy.”
“The best thing to exist ever. It smells like my favourite song and tastes like when the sunshine comes out.”
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