The first song ever written by Mykaela Jay and the follow up single to 'A Dog’s Way Home', 'Purple flowers' is an ode to young love, drawing a parallel between fleeting love and the youth, frequency and short lived vibrancy of flower blossoms in the spring. When the song was first written Mykaela “was listening to a lot of louis armstrong and playing tunes like La Vie En Rose and Moonriver. Originally the song was written for the ukulele, with a sweet jazzy flavour and a bit of oomf. It came to be the funky song it is today completely by accident. One afternoon I just started jamming it with the boys who were later the band for my album.” The song is a funky ode to simple RnB bass lines and rimshot framed drum beats, mimicking the likes of RnB greats Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and D’angelo. It’s fun, funky and easy to sing along to.
Recorded at Top Cat studios in Alstonville, NSW and produced by Brad Wann the Purple Flowers, like every song on Mykaela’s upcoming album, is a celebration of the talent and musicianship found in her rural town of Lismore, NSW and an attempt to create opportunities for young, local musicians. The song features Angus Fletcher on drums, Luke Fawcett on bass, Hugo Jones on keys, Jacobus Barnard on sax and Tiahn Gambley on backing vocals.