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The Flora Cash Story:
We met on SoundCloud in early 2012 (where each of us had been posting music for some time). Our (for lack of a better term) “musical attraction” to one another quickly turned into something more and it wasn’t long before we began a “Skype relationship,” which lasted roughly five months. And by relationship, we really mean “relationship” in the fullest sense of the word… We were on Skype together as often as we possibly could be; morning ’til night and even that… never seemed enough. In June, 2012, Shpresa flew to Cole in Minneapolis, from Stockholm, and stayed until we returned to Sweden in August of the same year. It was in Sweden that Flora Cash; our ‘musical offspring,’ was truly born.
By the end of 2012, we had begun to collaborate with Swedish singer/songwriter and producer Daniel Westerlund (formerly of The Goner) and had, with Daniel as our producer- released our “Mighty Fine EP,” which contained tracks such as “Mighty Fine” and “Summerset,” and at the same time (to our delight and amazement): had quickly begun to assemble a loyal bunch of listeners in and around Stockholm (and on YouTube.)
While 2012 marked the crucial first steps of our musical journey- 2013 was a particularly big year for us. From several sold out shows in Stockholm (thanks again for coming everyone! we love you) to a three-month ‘mini-tour’ of London- (where we lived in a small room just under 2 miles south of Parliament)- 2013 saw us moving around constantly and playing any tavern, pub or venue we could find time for. 2013 also saw the release of an EP, “Made It For You.” The EP features, among others: “Freakin’ Love” and “When You Came (Oh Oh Oh).”
In July of 2013 we moved to Minneapolis where we lived for approximately a year. It was during that year together in the states that we decided to get married, take a road-trip-honeymoon to LA and begin work on our first full-length album. Since moving back to Stockholm in June of 2014 we have released the ‘I Will Be There’ EP and are still working diligently on our first full-length album, “Assemble the Journey,” which we plan to release by the end of 2015.