Asbury Park, New Jersey-based indie soul singer-songwriter Pamela Flores introduces her new single/music video, “Sorry.”
Talking about the song, Flores shares, “‘Sorry’ started out as just another sad girl ballad, but once I brought it to my band, we started to make it a bit boppier, laying on the sass a bit more. I wrote this song years ago and I feel like it’s grown into its own sound just as much as I’ve grown from the time I’ve written to its final recording.”
She goes on, “I’ve been sitting on this music for a few years now, I think it represents how far I’ve come as an artist for myself and being able to let go of what I still consider my baby steps. Releasing this music is honoring that version of me when I first wrote it to the process of recording. It’s like shedding a layer or evolving into the next Pokémon version of myself or something. I’m ready to be in my Charizard Era.”
Produced by Paul Ritchie and recorded at New Future Studios in Belmar, New Jersey, “Sorry” features an arsenal of killer musicians, including Steve Honoshowsky (drums), Roshane Karunaratne on keys, Dan Haase (bass), Guy Fiumarelli (guitar), an array of singers including Jamie Coppa, Drewsie, and Geraldine on backup vocals, and Chris Fitzgerald on saxophone.
Along with her solo career, Flores is part of the indie alternative rock outfit Yawn Mower, which recently performed at Sea.Hear.Now, sharing the stage with Foo Fighters, Weezer, and The Killers
She’s also raised money for organizations like the ACLU and NJCASA (New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault).
“Sorry” opens on creamy, undulating tones flowing into a luscious soul melody riding a low-slung rhythm. Flores’ voice ripples, oozes, and glides with nuanced, affecting textures. Vaguely reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, it’s a voice that drips with wicked soul flavors.
The fat, rolling bassline, and crisp percussion rub up against silky harmonic textures, accented by chiming hues, giving the tune a delicious, swaying motion.
Wow! With “Sorry,” Pamela Flores struts one of the best voices extant and drops one of the best songs of the whole year.