Beija Flo Chats To The Liverpudlian About A Variety of Exciting Projects She Has Been Working On
Beija Flo has been gaining a following across the Liverpool City Region due to her fantastically captivating performances and evocative songs.
After chatting to Beija Flo upon finishing her set, we arranged to meet for a quick chat later on in the day when she was free.
I, alongside my girlfriend Lauren, who has since become quite the fan of Beija Flo, went backstage to have a little chat to the local singer about how she thought her first live music gig went since the easing of various lockdown restrictions, as well as about her exciting previous and upcoming works.
'What I've learnt is that if you throw paper airplanes - completely silences a room.' - Beija Flo.
After our back stage conversation, we though we could capture the urban, industrialised atmosphere of the mostly indoor festival at the unique venue in the heart of the Ten Streets Quarter.
We wandered out of the garage door to the side of the building to take a few photographs. Just outside of the rolled up garage doors, we where able to get a couple of fantastic photographs of Beija Flo in her performance outfit of the day.
Peter Eric Lang (The Liverpudlian): 'Hi it's The Liverpudlian. So, we're at FestEVOL All Dayer Part 2. I'm with Beija Flo back stage. Do you wanna tell us how you felt today went during your set at FestEVOL?'
Beija Flo: 'Hello! Yes, thank you for having me. I think it went, actually really well considering I have had the plague this week - hashtag not Covid. Yeah I've had an awful, awful snotty cold this week but the whiskey and the ginger beer's hit in.
I feel it went really, really well. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it. It was quite sad cause my drummer couldn't be here today after all, but we put some drum tracks together and I think it all came together. Everyone seemed to really, really enjoy it.
What I've learnt is that if you throw paper airplanes - completely silences a room.'
Peter: 'It, it did. I think no-one knew exactly knew what was going on but I think they appreciated it happening. It was really interesting.'
Beija Flo: 'Everyone's like "What, whoa? What is this? What is going on? She's wearing a skimpy leotard and I'm not entirely sure why she's throwing paper at us, but here we go." But yeah, I'm really happy with it, it was really nice. [The] first proper non-social distance gig back - really lovely.'
Peter: 'Yeah, and it was. I think it was a really good set, I think the crowd where really enjoying themselves and you did quite a few songs didn't you. It just flowed really nicely -'
Beija Flo: '*Coughs* Sorry.'
Peter: 'So do you want to tell us about your latest single as well.'
Beija Flo: 'Yeah, well "Nudes" was released in October Twenty Nineteen, so quite a while ago. And just before lockdown happened, I did a big three week art exhibition at the Output Gallery on Seel Street, and yeah it was great.
The whole exhibition was a series of photographs and illustrations all done and taken by me. Paired with poetry and written word. It was great, my Dad felt very awkward coming to the exhibition but it's not about him, it's about me.
That was a while ago and at the moment I'm selling merch and working... *coughs*, apologies, working towards the release of a trilogy of singles.
I'm going to be releasing three new singles. I'm not going to name what they are yet, but it's going to be very, very, very exciting and I'm going to be working with some fantastic videographers on music videos for all three of the singles that are coming out.'
Peter: 'Very nice, that's exciting.'
Beija Flo: 'Yeah, which hopefully should be coming out, hopefully before Christmas, if not - very, very, very shortly after.
All Covid dependent cause we keep booking things in and just - everyone just keeps having to f**king isolate! Which is really handy, not, not really, but it's one of those. You can't fight it, just embrace it. Just ride the wave.'
Peter: 'So that trilogy should, should sort of - sorry, get my words right. Should be generally towards the end of the year, or early next year which is good.
Beija Flo: 'Fingers crossed yeah. if not this side of Christmas, then definitely, definitely, very, very soon after.'
Peter: 'Fantastic, so what are your socials for people to be able to follow you, if they'd like to?'
Beija Flo: 'I am on everything and everything, I do believe. I am on Instagram and Facebook, and Twitter. I'm on Spotify, Apple, iTunes, all the streaming sites. There's nothing I can't do, really.'
Peter: 'Well that's brilliant. What've I done? There we go. So yeah, that's great, they can find you on basically everything, and it's "Beija Flo" on all of them.'
Beija Flo: 'Or "iamBeijaFlo", *spells out* b, e, i, j, a, f, l, o. Not many people can spell it, til I spell it.'
Peter: 'And you've spelled it for them. So now they can.'
Beija Flo: 'And everyone goes "ooh that really makes sense ", and I'm like "yeah but it didn't make sense before I said it. Did it?" Anyway!'
Peter: '*Laughs* Well thank you so much for your time. I've really appreciated it.'
Beija Flo: 'No thank you, thank you.'
Peter: 'I've been Peter, The Liverpudlian. And you can listen to this on The Liverpudlian dot com, and on my YouTube or SoundCloud profiles as well. And thank you so much for your time. We'll be in touch and I'm sure we'll be doing interview in the future and chatting about where you're going as well.'
Beija Flo: 'Yeah, fantastic, no, thank you. And again, apologies for the coughing - hashtag not Covid. That's the saying for today.'
Peter: 'Aww, fab, thank you so much, appreciate it.'
Beija Flo: 'Thank you.'
Photographs by The Liverpudlian:
Ten Streets Quarter,
City of Liverpool,
Liverpool City Region, UK.