Where the wild things grow is an album that we didn’t expect. Sometimes it happens that we get the hands on a debut album that blows us away – to say that before everything else. But let’s start from the beginning:
In a landscape with forest, blue lagoons and mountains around the small village Hammarstrand in Sweden resides the young band Fluru. This sets a basic setting for honest music, that Fluru with the first lines of their debut album prove: Layered a-capella voices start “In a million ways”, with a good production and nice melodies set the mark for the whole album.
With the title track Where the wild things grow they do this in perfection. Although this song is outstanding in many ways: The howling steel guitar, the detailed arrangement and the perfect melodies deliver a good set for the voice for Malin, who does a fantastic job here. The sound has its roots in the classic country segment but with a crystal clear production and elements from Americana and Blues – definitely our highlight of the album.
With further songs like Run, Lay our body down or Silver Line they prove their strength in mid-tempo country-ballads and for strong melodies.
The band, that consists since 2014, will be in tour in Germany in 2019.
2019 is the year of great debut albums – and Fluru are no exception here with their thriving country-sound from Sweden. Where the wild things grow is an album that will last in rotation for a long time and sets a high mark for following releases.