From his birthplace Paris, France, to Cameroon, West Africa Flo has been surrounded by traditional music. Flo moved to the Basque country in France as a teenager and became enveloped by western French and rock music. From the melting pot of these two distinct musical cultures he derives his soulful music rooted in Reggae, Afrobeat, Folk, and Ska.
Apart from touring France and Canada, Flo has also opened for the Temptations in the United States. Flo is also the founder of a project – ‘The Awakening Musical Flo’ – which introduces children up to 5 years of age to music in a creative and original concept.
Flo and The House of the Rising Sun, made up of collaborators, Florian Feral (Lead Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter), Paul Tibere / Yann Fortune (Bass Guitar), Elie Mercier (Drums), Ons Barnat / Ian Bartczak (Keyboards), Chris Hamel (Lead Guitar), Max Ethier (Perc) and Joyce Richer (Harmonies), have released the single entitled, “Unblind”.
Whenever you listen to true reggae music, and by that I mean the roots of reggae, within it is a message. It’s either about future problems facing society, current or past problems and the need to united people in a plight to create a better, more honorable, loving and just society.
This music teaches and moves you at the same time. Our society is blinded by all the material distractions in the modern world. Not allowing us to see the things that really matter in life.
From a basis of these themes, Flo and The House of the Rising Sun, delivers the acoustic-driven groove of “Unblind”. This track hits every point on the spectrum of what people love about music and true artists. Right off the bat it’s lyrically stunning and melodically mesmerizing.
This track is deep without being cheesy and the music is creative and deliciously un-pop, yet impeccably catchy. It moves the listener through a great beat, a profound and uplifting attitude without seeming contrived and it never loses its distinctive world music flavor. “Unblind” is conscious, intelligent music.
For people with something on their minds and sung in voice that resonates with power and grace. Flo and The House of the Rising Sun is a project that seems more concerned with changing the world than changing the status of their bank accounts, and it comes shining through the music.