'Deja vu and Identity' / HyperFlora
Image captured by Bryce Thomas-Morgan Aswell.
The last two Friday’s have seen wistful single releases from indie-electronic duo HyperFlora. The pair, which consists of Johnny Polhe and Josh Yardy, create genre-bending tracks with a foreground of emotive melodies scattered with samples, hip-hop drumming patterns and dynamic drops that reaffirm their affecting narratives.
The first single Deja vu featuring Yokubō comingles subtle, striped-back vocals with a reflective electronic harp and toe-tap inducing drum sequences. Deja vu explores the familiar terrain of being stuck in a loop and losing hope to which the pair have responded with a track that acts as “a reminder that you’re not alone when you feel like you’re back at square one”.
Their second single Identity featuring William J. Templar swaps the harp for intimate guitar plucking complemented by trap drumming patterns and vocal samples. Echoes of “I need to know you” permeate the song, leading to a brooding release commenting on the nature of identity formulation and construction in social circles. To them, Identity is “a reminder to be yourself, trust yourself & love yourself”.