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The Floacist Speaks On Life After Floetry + New Album

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

The artist better known as The Floacist, Natalie Stewart recently sat for an interview with NPR to discuss her new album Floacist Presents: Floetry Rebirth and life after Floetry - the groundbreaking neo-soul group founded by Stewart and singer Marsha Ambrosius that combined spoken word poetry with live musical performance - with host David Greene. Her emotions still raw and pressing enough to influence the content of the album, Stewart discusses the split from musical partner and childhood friend Ambrosius - a move that led her to retreat from the spotlight for several years. She returned in 2010 with her solo debut Floetic Soul featuring the standout track "Forever" with Musiq - an album that made waves but none nearly as big as the work Stewart released with Ambrosius at the height of their career together. Feeling betrayed and disappointed by a split she never envisioned happening, Stewart has come to respect her former partner's creative differences and realize her own path - one that includes rejuvenating the floetic sound that served as the foundation of the once unstoppable group. A sound she believes can flourish even in a more myopic musical climate than the one in which she initially found fame.

>>>Listen Here (via NPR)