Flo Gallop brings an upbeat pop banger to brighten your day
London pop artist, Flo Gallop, drops her new single “21” and we can’t get enough. The uplifting pop track is about life as a 21 year old and brings memories flooding back! Gallop is here to remind you that life is short and we should live everyday as if it’s our last. Full of character and passion, this young artist delivers her new song with a bang. “21” is an infectious little earworm that’ll leave you humming all day long. We had the pleasure of speaking with Gallop, finding out more about the new single and her start in music.
Hi Flo! Please, briefly introduce yourself, who is Flo gallop in your own words?
Hey! I’m 22 years old. Born and bred south-east Londoner passionate about honest music and songwriting. Live for the moment where you hear a killer lyric in a new tune. Love performing gigs and having a good time.
Tell us about how you started making music?
I’ve always sung and wanted to entertain, however I probably only wrote my first song at 17. 17 was a good year for me, it was the year I started to discover music for myself. Before, I had listened to whatever was on the radio or what my friends were listening to but at 17 I started actually finding a music taste for myself, the music my dad had always listened to suddenly became interesting and brilliant, I found a love for new bands and started studying the lyrics of songs and thinking more in depth about them. That was when I felt like I had to start writing. I started writing to backing tracks of songs because I didn’t play an instrument, then realised I need to back myself with something so picked up the guitar and now that is my way of writing on my own. Thankfully I now write with others too, most commonly my best mate and guitarist Will Thomson bouncing off each other with ideas or just finding any chat we have on any sort of topic will generally lead to a song written by the end of the day. I’m learning everyday, especially about what I do and don’t like when it comes to making music. What I love about this is there’s just not enough you can know.
Who was your earliest musical influence and what did you learn from them?
Honestly, probably my dad. I was brought up around music, it was just a part of my life from the day I was born, my dad drenched us in music, singing and entertaining. He was in bands and gigged frequently. I just fell in love with entertaining making people have a good time through music. It just seemed like something I wouldn’t ever be able to get away from because its a part of me. Saturday’s were spent at the music shop near our house, dad was friends with the owner so we just hung about, saw behind the scenes etc and I think being engrossed in it you see the intricacy of every element. My dad has always been amazing, he just loves music the way I do and I am thankful that we are able to share that. He’s the first person I send a song to when its written and he’s always guiding me on how to make things better. When I was young he was always singing and writing new music so I was just around it a lot. He also has been a saint in teaching me to set up my own gigs and work with a band. He’s my biggest fan and I am his haha!
Your new single ’21’ is a relatable anthem for the youths of today- what do you hope they take away from the song?
It is a feel good track, I wanted to write a track where for that 3mins and 8 seconds you forget all your worries. I wrote it because I felt so behind all my friends in life and I needed a way to turn that into a positive and just for people to have a good time. You’re 21 there’s no time for dramas, worrying why a boy didn’t text u back or the fact that realistically you’re not raking the money in. Worry about that on a later date. Life is too short.
What track have you been listening to recently?
Probably a lot of Bob Dylan, I’d never really listened before but recently bought his album on vinyl so he’s been playing quite a bit. He’s cool!
But… On my Spotify I have 3 playlists-
Flog’s Weekly- this is a playlist updated regularly with new finds and songs I’m listening to at the current moment.
Dad music that pops off- says it in the name, the legendary anthems that you can’t not like
The reasons- these are my all time favourite songs, my go to songs, the songs that make me feel homely and comfortable.
These playlists show what I’m usually listening to at that moment!
What’s your go to karaoke song?
Gotta be Spice Girls-Stop, never fails to get everyone up but if I read the crowd and they’re not feeling it I do tend to go on to Oasis- don’t look back in anger lol.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I hope you guys love 21 and join this wild journey with me, there’s lots more music on the way and I’m excited!