FLO Premieres New Song “Fly Girl” featuring Missy Elliott on BBC Radio 1
London-based girl group FLO, consisting of members Jorja Douglas, Stella Quaresma and Renée Downer, premiered a new song “Fly Girl” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds.
This time, the group joined forces with American rapper Missy Elliott for the song.
The song samples Missy Elliott's 2002 hit “Work It”.
The track was produced by MNEK, LiTek, and WhyJay. The accompanying music video was directed by Tajana Tokyo.
“'Fly Girl' is all about confidence, good vibes and feeling your best. It's a lively, feel good song that still incorporates clever lyrics and fire vocals, if we do say so ourselves,” FLO said of the song. “It's quite literally a perfect fusion of old school meets modern day R&B, with a nod to and feature from the original fly girl Missy Elliott herself. We love it and are so happy to be putting out a song that can hopefully make whoever plays it feel confident and most importantly, fly.”
- Missy Elliott added, “Working with Flo has been nothing less than amazing. I remember a few of their fans sent me clips of their performances, and I immediately felt the authentic '90s vibe. I loved the fact they all sang lead so well—great vocal control—so when I was asked to be a part of the 'Fly Gir' record, it was a no brainer. They used the inspiration from my song 'Work It,' and I felt they did it justice. I enjoyed it and I believe they have a long, great career ahead of them.”
FLO told Sian Eleri of BBC Radio 1, “Honestly. It was written on account mainly by MNEK and Jvck James. And I think MNEK came up with the idea of sampling. Interpolating in the Fly Girl from Missy. And then it just was born and then we like it's actually been through a lot of stages, like some of the verses in LA, and then another session we pulled in another bit for the ending. So it's a common journey.”
They said of the collaboration with Missy Elliott, “She's like the blueprint female rapper and not even just rapper like beyond that like icon, production, all of that stuff. She's really influenced like R&B. So had to get her on the song like what the hell could then have anyone else is not right. We were in the same FaceTime does literally playing it through FaceTime. And then we were like, obviously panicking because it was like, oh my god, we're finally listening to this. And then we heard her do the booty booty everywhere.”
- source : BBC Radio 1