Florist

If Blue Could Be Happiness

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"The second full-length from New York folk-pop trio Florist distills their sound to its essence. It finds beauty in simplicity and strength in fragility, full of songs that are quietly commanding." - Pitchfork

"...a moving introspective meditation on the beautiful things humans had no part in making, and the fear instilled in us that we’ll one day have to leave it all behind." - Gold Flake Paint

"If Blue Could Be Happiness is cohesive and serene, juxtaposing the impermanence of time with the immortality of love." - Melted Magazine


If Blue Could Be Happiness is the second full length album from soft-synthesizer-folk band Florist. It is an observation of change; a full color memory album. It is both a goodbye to a past life and a declaration of great love to a new one. A long mourning song for the death of a mother, and a quiet celebration of the endless struggle that is being alive. Recorded by the band during May of 2017 in an Upstate New York schoolhouse very near to where songwriter Emily Sprague spent her childhood and where the band originated. The final track of the record, “Red Bird”, was written and recorded by Emily on the day before her mother died unexpectedly in March of 2017. The song remains in demo form on the album just as she had heard it.


Tracklist
  1. Blue Mountain Road
  2. What I Wanted To Hold
  3. The Fear Of Losing This
  4. Understanding Light
  5. Eyes In The Sun
  6. Glowing Brightly
  7. Thank You Light
  8. If Blue Could Be Happiness
  9. Instrumental 3
  10. Red Bird
Pressings

First Press:
250 Clear w Blue Vinyl
750 Ultra Clear
1000 Black Vinyl