Her Silver Hill Album

Phlo Finister: “I started talking about my life and growing up, so it became an outlet—a therapeutic thing. When I was in the studio, I wrote this album called Silver Hill. It was a rehabilitation for me, musically, to be able to talk about the things I had experienced with addiction, partying, and severed ties that I had with people.

Silver Hillwas the rehab center that Edie Sedgwick went to when she was a child. It’s in Connecticut. The main person that I was musing this whole album out of—like a love relationship that I had—that’s where they were born. They were born in Connecticut. So it was just this crazy story, like more stuff just started making sense.

 

I wrote this album called Silver Hill. It was a rehabilitation for me, musically, to be able to talk about the things I had experienced with addiction, partying, and severed ties that I had with people. Silver Hill was the rehab center that Edie Sedgwick went to when she was a child. It’s in Connecticut. The main person that I was musing this whole album out of—like a love relationship that I had—that’s where they were born.

 

“It was just so fun for me to do—it was more of like a pop-rock sound, but it was very free for me because it was an experimental thing that I had been having this sound in my head and I wanted to get it out.

“I know people didn’t get it at all because it’s like, ‘Okay there’s this album, called Silver Hill and there’s this kid hanging himself with a happy pill in his hand and I don’t know what this is but it’s fucking crazy.’

“[It was released] on 4/20, that’s Edie Sedgwick’s birthday. It was solely for her, I wanted to do it for her.

“I noticed the R&B style in it early on and I was just like. ‘This is not R&B as we know it.’ R&B is just like rhythm and blues, like R&B like the genre that can stand with rock ‘n’ roll. And for me, that was what it was. So I just put it out and I was happy that it was out. I was happy it was something I did on my own—it was more of an accomplishment.

“I didn’t have any management or anything at the time. I worked that and I went to Coachella and I met my manager Charlie Walk who used to be the president of Epic Records. He loved my music, he understood me, and basically ever since then, I’ve just been working hard.”