The Future

Phlo Finister: “I don’t know a lot of things on the Internet because I have an iPhone now and I’m on Twitter sometimes. I gotta watch being on Twitter because I’m very opinionated. I’m really good on Instagram though. I’m a very visual person and I don’t need to talk that much because it’s like I give away too much information sometimes.

"I feel like fashion wise and visually, I’m one of those people that constantly, people look at. [Laughs.] I haven’t updated Tumblr in so long – I’m about to update it when we drop this “Wrong #” video—even with that, I just gotta be careful. [Laughs.] Because I’m really out here…”

 

Obviously people wanna sign me and stuff but I’m holding off. I have my own company, Poster Girl. It’s basically my own company of fashion, music, and everything. When I do a major label deal it’ll be a joint venture, it’ll be like I have my own label.

 

“[The video for “Wrong #”] is like “Bang Bang” part 2—it’s getting back to the roots with the whole mod thing. It’s very beautiful I directed it as well, we shot on Super 8 film. It was at my old apartment where me and Peaches used to live together in Hollywood. It’s kind of a little ‘90s because the way I shot this is like the way Monica and Brandy used to shoot videos back in the day. I never noticed it. But the wardrobe is very 60s.”

“Right now I’m writing with this amazing composer Jeff Barry–he did stuff for The Shangri-Las, The Ronettes, and The Dixie Cups. He’s in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. We’re just composing right now, writing songs for Youthquaker and I’m in and out of the studio with different producers.

"Obviously people wanna sign me and stuff but I’m holding off. I have my own company, Poster Girl. It’s basically my own company of fashion, music, and everything. When I do a major label deal it’ll be a joint venture, it’ll be like I have my own label.

"That’s another thing I’m sitting with these executives and all these people and it’s like I get to get into the business too. [Laughs.] It’s crazy, we’re running this thing. This is a machine that has been hand crafted by me and my team and we’re running it.”

 

I love writing original music. Doing that mixtape was a bit weird for me because I was singing someone else’s lyrics and I’m such a great writer. That’s why I was excited about 'Shades' because that was a song that I wrote on my own and with the structure. I’m a great writer because I understand writing.

 

“There’s gonna be a 4 song EP I’m gonna put it out late March, early April. I love writing original music. Doing that mixtape was a bit weird for me because I was singing someone else’s lyrics and I’m such a great writer. That’s why I was excited about 'Shades' because that was a song that I wrote on my own and with the structure. I’m a great writer because I understand writing.

"After that, Youthquaker is gonna hit this fall so it’s the same thing [how I went from] Silver Hill to Crown Gold. Spring and fall.”

"My album is called Poster Girl. The meaning behind the album is a positive female role model. That’s what I strive to be so I wanted to be the face of my music for this. It’s incorporating ‘90s R&B with a lot of fun things.

"The melodies are one way but the music is like super hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s gonna be a great album, I think a lot of people are going to appreciate it because it’s an original piece from me. It’s like a dress that I’m designing perfectly for everyone to see me in.”