The Floacist Speaks On Life After Floetry + New Album
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.
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