The Sydney prodigy flowerkid (19 year old singer, songwriter and producer Flynn Sant) follows his beautiful single ‘Miss Andry’ (reviewed by me in March) with the new track ‘It’s Happening Again’ featuring LA-based Australian-native KUČKA. Again, deeply personal themes flow through this ethereal track, with the vocal interplay between flowerkid and KUČKA sublime as they sing over a syncopated beat that floats like a series of bubbles.
flowerkid has put his very heart and soul into the lyrics:
This new single, featuring the beautiful KUČKA, and what will follow soon afterwards, has been everything I have thought about for a very long time. And this body of work is a feeling that has been bottled up inside me for all of my existence on this earth. This song is so very important to me.
My process of healing comes in three. ‘It’s Happening Again’ is my first step. I need to confront the very conniving voices that circle throughout my head. They tell me I can’t say what I’m about to say. So I know what I have to do, and that’s to shout on the rooftops of every hardship I’ve ever had to climb. In the times of finding myself, I’ve had to lose myself first. And I’ve finally found that this loss of control was absolutely necessary.
I want us to lose ourselves hand in hand, on this ethereal, spiritual, and timeless musical journey I created for us. Please listen and watch, as my internal and external struggles flourish into bloom. I can’t wait for you to hear this excerpt of my heart and soul.
The result is stark and expressive lyricism, delivered in the most heart-rending tones and imbued with a beauty and stature:
I feel it hard, I feel the hurt, I said,
It’s happening all over again,
And I’ve got no control this time,
I feel it in my chest and in my eyes,
It’s happening again tonight,
And I’ve got no control this time.
flowerkid writes from experiences of childhood pain and trauma that result in something naked and emotional. The accompanying video, directed by Barun Chatterjee, is beautifully shot – scenes of claustrophobia contrasted with night time drives and parties, relationships and isolation: