Listen to our exclusive interview above with indie artist FIOR who spoke to Tara about the songwriting inspiration behind debut single ‘Let Me Go,’ growing up in the industry and getting her own start with toy piano at age 8, plans for mew music and more.
Known by the stage moniker FIOR, which means both flower and truth, fiercely independent artist Zoe Fioravanti makes sleek, beat-driven, pop infused music with elements of funk, soul, disco, and rock. There’s a modern, atmospheric quality to her sound, where trap beats and symphonic swells provide a rich textural backdrop for her lush, agile vocals. Inspired by real life, her lyrics celebrate the kind of vulnerability that leads to strength, encouraging listeners to accept emotions and embrace the importance of speaking your mind.
Fior’s distinct, self-taught style was influenced by Stevie Nicks, Cher, Amy Winehouse, Adele, and Michael Jackson. Gifted a toy piano by her dad, a tour manager for bands in the 90s, Fior learned to play by ear at just 8 years old. As a teenager she began writing her own lyrics and making beats on her computer.
Along the way, she developed her characteristic vocal tone, blending husky alto vibrato with a uniquely soulful timbre. When the 2020 pandemic forced the world into quarantine, Fior began sharing her music, spending 2021 developing a catalog of original tracks with renowned producers, Scott Storch, Vincent Berry II, Austin Brown, DannyBoyStyles, Mr. Franks, Social House, and Louie Lastic.
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