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For Fans Of: HAIM | Introducing: Sydney Pop Artist Florian

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Enter For Fans Of: a snack-sized series introducing you to the freshest new music popping up across the digital sphere. Check out today’s feature artist below.

Feature artist: Florian

For Fans Of: HAIM, MS MR, Isabella Manfredi

Hometown: Sydney

Genre: Pop, indie-pop, soft rock

The 411: Florian is a half-Fijian Australian pop musician based in Sydney, who first made waves with the single ‘Ultramachine’ in 2019. Triple j’s Declan Byrne heaped praise on the track, saying it put a “massive smile on [his] face.”

Already in 2021, Florian has released the singles ‘Patrick Swayze’ and ‘Yours & Mine’, both of which won favour with various triple j presenters. Good Nights host Bridget Hustwaite praised ‘Yours & Mine’ for its “big Tina Arena ’90s pop energy”.

Hustwaite’s review highlights Florian’s penchant for the classic sounds of pop music’s past. She names everyone from Fleetwood Mac, Madonna and Bon Jovi as influences, as well as Prince, Earth Wind & Fire and Daddy Cool.

Review: Florian’s latest single, the shiny, soft rock-adjacent, ‘Seventeen’, draws on influences as classic and varied as Fleetwood Mac and Prince. Although Florian looks back for inspiration, the song fights against nostalgia. The lyrics are an ode to the singer’s younger self, but infused with the sort of self-aware observations that come with growing up.

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