Interview with Yoshi Flower: "It Takes Courage to Be Yourself"
Yoshi Flower has had an incredibly busy year with the release of new singles, his new mixtape, American Raver and tour dates alongside SG Lewis. Although 2018 is winding down, Yoshi Flower is just getting started, with plans for more new music and even a full-length in the future. Following the drop of American Raver, we caught up with Yoshi to chat about the release, his whirlwind of a year so far and plans for the next year. Read the full interview and listen to American Raver now below.
Interview by Dom Vigil
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself for anyone who might not be familiar?
I’m Yoshi Flower aka Blue Reed aka Pilly Joel aka Drank Sinatra aka yoyo
Your sound is something that’s really hard to pin down under one specific genre. If you had to cite a few influences or sounds that you really strive to create, what would they be?
Lil Peep at Woodstock in the year 2069
You’ve had a fairly busy year so far, with the release of a few new singles. We loved “Brown Paper Bag.” What has been the highlight of your year so far?
My mom dug American Raver. I met fans who said I made a difference and that was the most incredible experience I've ever had.
What would you like listeners to take away from the music you’ve been releasing so far this year?
It takes courage to be yourself and I've been trying to muster up as much as possible.
What was the best part of your tour?
Meeting fans and sharing moments with them.
If someone is seeing you live for the first time at one of your upcoming shows, what can they expect from your live performance? What would you like them to take away from it?
Passion, sweat, moments of rage, moments of introspection, I want us to come together and feel something.
Do you have any other big plans in the works for the rest of 2018?
Working on a full length album and trying to be a better person.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you for your time as well. Hope you are digging American Raver. Hope is dope.