A new song has been added to the world of nostalgia and idolization of decades gone by. This new track is titled “living in the 90s” and was written by artist tiger del flor. Del flor writes, “the lyrics were inspired by 90s films like Twin Peaks and Pulp Fiction, while sonically it was inspired by 90s bands like Mazzy Star and The Pixies”, and these inspirations are evident. It gives the vibe of old-dreamy VHS tapes and string guitars, and the song actually opens and closes with the clicking sound of a tape rewinding. The 90s were an incredible time for music, with artists like Smashing Pumpkins, U2, and Nirvana. Del flor takes this era of music and pairs it with the modern vibe of Lana Del Ray and Suki Waterhouse, and makes a sound all of her own.
The song is sung in a dreamlike state, and she has lyrics that detail substance use and how it makes her feel (the 90s were clearly a time of extreme usage, so this checks out). She sings, “passed out in the bathroom / heels and my makeup on / shut down the casino / baby don’t you know i'm drunk?” Clearly, she is having a good time in this song, and references like Quentin Tarantino and the popularization of cigarettes places in the very time period of music she intended it to be. It has the feel of an underground bar with other grunge bands, and a psychedelic scene.
Tiger del flor has been making her rise as a solo artist, but you might also recognize her from her girlband Bleachbear, which was made up of her, her sister, and their cousin. Tiger, whos real name is Tigerlily Cooley, was also seen on season 14 of the hit show Love Island USA. Her talent and intrigue clearly transcends her from just a singer-songwriter, and labels her as up and coming all around celebrity. Hailing from Seattle, Washington, she shows her hometown through her grunge and indie vibe, as many artists with this sound have come from this area. Make sure to follow the social medias below to stay tuned for more music from tiger del flor.
Written By Tessa Maddaloni
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