Florist, the American indie-pop band from Brooklyn, New York has traveled a lot of way since their first six-track EP, We Have Been This Way Forever release in 2013. On the way, they had released two more EPs and two studio albums before releasing Emily Alone – their third studio album, on 26th July 2019.
The album’s title could not have been more correct. Though it was released under the name of Florist, every song on the album was written and recorded by Emily Sprague alone. She even played every single instrument in the songs herself and did most of the mixing.
To add to that, Emily had recently moved to Los Angeles just about a year before recording this album, had a major breakup and lost her mother as well. That’s three serious life milestones each one of which is capable of making a person feel left alone.
Emily Alone is a beautiful album with lots of fluttering acoustic guitar and the soft murmur of Emily’s voice that is comforting, soothing and yet so melancholy. The album creates an enveloping world covered with blankets of incomprehensible sadness.