Meanwhile, his wife Nadine became involved as fLO’s manager, schooling her in the business of making music. In a little over a year, fLO went from a dance troupe member to the next big pop sensation. It has been a phenomenally busy period of writing songs, recording singles, performing live, and making music videos, especially as fLO is heavily involved in each aspect. This unwillingness to take a back seat and let others drive her career is something that sets her apart from many other aspiring pop stars. For fLO, being a pop artist is not about just becoming famous. “I love the creative process,” she says, “I want to be proud of my own achievement and not just be the face of someone else’s work.” Her artistic urge is evident in her songs, which result from the various experiences and emotions of her life.
The sexy swagger of club smash Like Me is a riposte to a vindictive former friend, while the tender vulnerability of Platinum Love captures the feeling of falling in love. These songs also highlight the diversity of the fLO sound, which seems to straddle multiple genres, while remaining firmly in the pop arena. She attributes this to the variety of music she was exposed to by her English mother and a Senegalese father. “Not many young girls grew up listening to the likes of Yousson D’our,” she laughs, “but having heard all this world music helps me bring a different slant to things and be open-minded about what I can create.
I’m happy to be considered a pop singer, but really I would love to be genre-less.” Fans will get a chance to experience her “genre-less” pop in full fLO when The Exhibition is released in June, and she’s confident her live performance for 106 & Park’s television audience will have lots of new fans checking out her music. Follow fLO online @: - twitter.com/justcallmefLO - callmefLO.com - myspace.com/theycallmefLO - facebook.com/justcallmefLO Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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