SINGLE REVIEW: The Flowers – Wore It Like I Stole It

The Flowers only began introducing themselves to listeners last year with their breakout single ‘Truly Madly Sleeply’, but they’re already gaining momentum with their follow up singles ‘You Don’t Say!’, ‘Origami’, ‘Summer Saviour’, as well as their collaborative track with Sarah Wolfe ‘100 Times’. 

With their debut EP slated for a early 2021 release, the Sydney based indie-pop quartet have dropped one final single for the year. ‘Wore It Like I Stole It’ is melodically one of their strongest releases yet, and hears them intertwining an honest commentary with a well-rounded production that builds their already established sound. 

Beginning with lead singer Aggy O’Dwyer’s authentically honest vocals and a stripped back guitar riff, the song builds with the inclusion of the bass and drums into this big singalong hook. They keep building the momentum as they gear towards the final hook and tease listeners with a stripped back and fully amp’d mesh that gives the final chorus the extra explosion it needed. 

We love a good cynical pop moment, and this song is that. But it’s also about how keeping your guard up and being a little bit cynical when it comes to love isn’t always a bad thing, contrary to how everyone tries to interject and say otherwise. “Not like me to wear it on my sleeve, and now you got me on a roll and I can’t see. True love doesn’t look that good on me” she sings before proclaiming “Yeah, I wore it like I stole it.”  

The Flowers are one of Australia’s next future indie-pop favourites. With a sound similar to Spacey Jane and Middle Kids, they will continue to deliver a new perspective in this genre with their strong songwriting and undeniable bangers like showcased in ‘Wore It Like I Stole It’.