Singer and songwriter Flora leads with impeccable melodies and a brilliantly uplifting hook on this latest single. Atomic is a heartfelt and beautifully crafted pop song, poetic yet accessible, and showcasing an artist with a faultless vocal ability and a certain appreciative nature that’s easy to like.
Atomic moves through its various stages in a powerful way, beginning as a simple and quiet pop ballad – somewhat timid, spacious; short lines capture attention for their familiarity and how easy they are to remember and recognise. Later on though, as things build, the music gathers momentum and Flora’s performance does so too – in unison with everything supporting it.
The song’s hook is mighty, the beat and the strength that hits for this moment helps take the song into much greater recognisable territories. The entire thing has been constructed with care, every section paving the way thoughtfully to the next, moments of melancholy evolving into brightness and gratitude as the energy rises.
There are notable elements of EDM that fill the spaces between vocals, subtle but relevant to a contemporary pop world, making for a welcomed break from lyricism but also suggesting a vast potential for remix. All of these are selling points that really help make this a stand out pop track for 2019. Flora leads with her own personality and a love for the art-form, and this song has been well written and flawlessly produced so as to let these qualities shine as brightly as possible.