The raison d'être of Breaking More Waves is new music. Pop music, indie music, folk music, electronic music, dance music, any music. As long as it’s good music.
Of course, what is good is entirely subjective, but for those of you who don’t like an occasional dose of commercial mainstream major label pop, stop reading now.
Still with me? Ok good. Today let’s say hi to FLO. Their debut single Cardboard Box is out this week and it’s a big smooth and sassy slice of hooky 90’s referencing R&B pop that’s catchier than Covid. They sound like a modern day equivalent of Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, TLC. Who knew that a song called Cardboard Box, which on the face of it sounds less than inspiring, could tick the good music box.
The cardboard box in question is the box that a cheating boyfriend is going to find his stuff in as FLO announce they’re “changing my number and I’m changing my locks.” How do we know he’s been cheating? “There’s no room for questions, I saw her panties on the bathroom floor,” they open with. Ouch.
FLO consists of Renee, Stella and Jorja and this single is produced by the ever successful MNEK who has worked with the likes of Dua Lipa, Mabel, Anne Marie and Little Mix.
You can hear Cardboard Box below but it's also included on the Breaking More Waves New Music Weekly playlist (here), which is updated each Friday. It’s one hour of my favourite new releases from that week curated to be played in order, like an old fashioned mix tape. It's full of good music.