FLOYA have announced their debut album Yume, due for release on 8th March via Arising Empire. The band have also released a video for their new single ‘Drift’.
Check out the video for ‘Drift’ below.
Pre-orders of Yume will be available from Friday 15th December: https://arisingempire.com/yume
‘Drift’ is filled with genre-bending moments and conveys a clear message: do what you love, there’s not enough time for anything else.
The duo elevate listeners with powerful, airy synths, Marv‘s romantic guitar riffs, and Phil‘s unmistakable, angelic voice.
“I don’t think I’ve ever written a song this honest before,” says vocalist Phil. “I’ve grappled with ambivalent emotions toward my career, to be completely transparent.
There were moments when I doubted whether I could continue doing what I love. I turned my back on music for a while and, as a result, lost a significant part of my identity.
Drift’ is about precisely that: dealing with ambivalence, overcoming doubts, and enabling you to continue doing what you love.
Hailing from Germany, Marv Wilder and Phil Bayer found common ground by talking about their childhood influences, namely Peter Gabriel, U2 & Sting.
Since the release of their debut single ‘Wonders’ in March 2022, FLOYA have amassed over eight million streams on Spotify alone.
Their single ‘The Hymn’ was featured in an official AFL game between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs on Australian television; an impressive achievement for a newly launched act. FLOYA have also received significant airplay from Kerrang! Radio (UK) and Radio Contact (BE).
Phil Bayer | vocals
Marv Wilder | guitar
Photo Credit: Aurélien Mariat