It had been a while since we’d witnessed so astounding a take off for an artist: Fishbach, age 25, has her name on everyone’s lips, fascinating and troubling all who come across her. Revealed in France only just a year ago, the young singer’s voice is one of surprise and sensuality which instantly sets itself apart from the norm.
Fishbach is from Charleville-Mézières (a small town in East of France, home of poète noir Arthur Rimbaud) and her voice goes from a soft and almost gentle whisper to a rugged and loud chant, deep and incantatory.
Flora left school when she was still a teenager and did all kind of small jobs before turning to music. After playing in several band, she started writing her own material. She soon recorded her 1st demos, using only a laptop, a cheap microphone and a battered telecaster. On stage, she adopts a charismatic and androgyne figure, a pop character between Kate Bush and Ian Curtis.
Her first two singles demonstrate the range of her talent. Y crois-tu (Do You Believe It), both intimate and powerful, is a song carried by deeply personal subjects and emotions – nature and her elements are omnipresent throughout the song’s lyrics.
Un Autre Que Moi (“Another Me” in reference to Rimbaud’s famous words “Je est un autre”) is constructed around a minimal synth groove over which Fishbach delivers an intense performance.
The beautiful music video, directed by Spanish duo Manfre & Iker Iturria, dives us into a nocturnal and schizophrenic world where time and space seem to come to a halt.