There’s a particular type of kinship between fellow Floridians, particularly ones who’ve fled the state for far-flung locations. Put sufficient of us in a dialog and we’ll inevitably bemoan and commiserate (and possibly swap Publix tales, too). However, for thus many people, there’s an simple underlying magnificence that retains us coming again residence — if not bodily, a minimum of emotionally.
Wild Pink‘s John Ross is one in all us: raised in Florida, he now calls upstate New York residence. And although there have all the time been references to the Sunshine State throughout his catalog, he is by no means been as specific as he’s on the brand new standalone monitor “Florida,” which he calls a love letter to the state. Like its namesake and topic, it is sweeping and sprawling, with mild drum brushes and pedal metal marking time’s passage. Constructed round a piano loop composed after time away from music throughout lockdown, “Florida” has an undulating vitality like an unfurling panorama.
Whereas there is definitely artwork that extols Florida’s magnificence and countless memes that make gentle of the state’s unmatched weirdness, it is uncommon to listen to one thing that understands its duality — chain restaurant margaritas, but in addition the way in which the water can really feel haunted by reminiscence. “Florida” manages to articulate the real pull a spot, nonetheless flawed, can have on you.