Are You Still With Him – Kina & Essence feat. Madson Project.

Music

Kina is one of our favorite musicians of Gen Z. His distinctive style is recognizable in any setting. Molding emotion into melodies, his beats physically pull you closer to their meanings.

Essence is a less notorious artist, who describes himself with “sad beats.” Since Are You Still With Him, he’s been on the rise. Same goes for Madson Project, aka Madson, a 21-year-old from Spain.

The three have come together and came up with this play-it-on-repeat piece of art.

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Poetry
Moments with you clear the darkness clouding my vision.
Your voice feeds reassurance to the light inside.
Melodic and masculine, sing the song of my heart.
And all the times I’ve felt unworthy, you reveal my true value.

You, by my side, is all I need. We could live
under a highway, without everyday luxuries, and still I’d sleep
soundly under the stars. I lean on the structural sanity of
your stoic demeanor, even if at times, you struggle to hold on.

You saved me from the dangers of my past.
You protect me from my present self.
You are my reason.

Something To Remember – Haux

Music

Haux, aka Woodson Black, stepped into the music scene with his EP All We’ve Known in 2016. His hit Caves has seen it’s fair share of remixes, leaving listeners entranced by his melancholy melodies.

Something To Remember is another heartbreaking EP released in 2018. The piano score has its own short film that is a poetically and visually stunning display of love lost. Although a couple years old, this film hasn’t gained the recognition it deserves. Give it a watch.

Sad Together – Oliva O’Brien

Music

Olivia O’Brien hit the nation with “i hate u i love u” in 2016. This 20-year-old is from Napa Valley, California. She’s released multiple singles, an EP called, It’s Not That Deep in 2017, and an album in 2019 titled, Was It Even Real? Her latest drop is The Results of My Poor Judgement.

Sad Together is a relatable description of depression and sharing woes with others. Her lyrics and voice reach listeners on another level while the beat is vibing. We’re excited to see what more she’ll bring.

Series Review: Altered Carbon (2018-Ongoing)

Series
Genre: Science Fiction / Rating: R / 45-60m Episodes

Altered Carbon Season 2 premiered yesterday, February 27th, on Netflix. This series, based off the 2002 novel by Richard Morgan, is a futuristic masterpiece of colors, story, and character. Nearly 300 years in the future, people are able to essentially download their consciousness onto what is called a stack that connects to the spinal column. In doing this, stacks are interchangeable between organic and synthetic bodies, known as sleeves.

The main plot follows Takeshi Kovacs, an “envoy” super soldier who awakes in a new sleeve centuries later. As he discovers parts of his past, he learns about the current world, including the failure of the envoy rebellion he was once part of that fought the wealthy elite from living forever. Naturally, organic sleeves, or bodies, are hard to come by. Only the extremely rich can afford to make new iterations of themselves, interchanging the old for the new. Though through each death and rebirth, something within mankind is lost.

Takeshi struggles between his morality, love, and responsibility when attempting to do what’s right within the confines of a place unknown to him. Follow his memorizing journey. Let the scenery and writing take you to an alternative universe. Even if you’re not that into scifi/fantasy, the underlying morals of this story can be relatable in society today. When selfishness trumps compassion, we are left with a world devoid of humanity.

Open Call for Submissions!

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Flora Fiction is looking for artists, writers, poets, photographers, musicians, and others to be featured in our inaugural online literary magazine set to release, Spring 2020.

We are inspired by you and would love to see what you have to offer. If your style and content fits with us, send away!

Submissions are now closed.

Free Submissions:

  • Flash Fiction / 1,000 words / Any subject
  • Poetry & Prose / Limit: 3 poems
  • Photography / Limit: 5 Photos
  • Drawings & Illustration / Limit: 5 items
  • Music, Movies, Series Reviews / 250 words / Must be released within the last 3 years.

All entries will be notified by March 31st, 2020

used to – GOLDN

Music

GOLDN hails from St. Louis, Missouri and now is LA-based. His biggest sources of inspiration are the Weeknd and Mayday Parade, which is noticeable in his songwriting. From the beats to the full-fledge emotion in his lyrics, GOLDN hits hard with his music.

Love and heartbreak are central themes within his work. His latest album happysad released last year. used to was the first solo single in 2017 that helped break him into the scene, and is still our personal favorite.