FLAVIA’s new tune “EAT” just dropped and it is the perfect high-energy tune to have you dancing all summer. It’s electronic music for all your dirty pleasures. Her strong seducing voice over piercing beats grabs our attention. Hot girl FLAVIA is here to remind us not to be shy about what we want. She sings “a real man eat that pussy up” — a sentiment usually found jarring when coming from a woman’s mouth. But she’s taking back power with this song.
We got to talk to the baddie about traveling the world, looking for inspiration, and writing her latest spicy sexy single “EAT.”
What sparked the idea for “EAT?” What was the process like?
I use my art to work out the things I’m going through in my life. I had an interesting situation in the bedroom and wrote this song about it. Women have not been given the same freedoms of expression in their music as men; so often men say ass, tits, pussy, dick in their songs and we don’t bat an eye, then a woman says it and everyone oohs and aahs as if it’s some sort of rebellious act. I wanted a song to ignite conversations around the importance of women’s pleasure and sexuality in a world that is so focused on men’s pleasure.
The process was hilarious and silly and fun. I wrote this with Dreux, who’s a very special dude, we always have such a laugh together.
Do you remember a specific moment where you were like, OK this is it this is what I want to do?
I don’t remember a specific moment because it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. My mom said I was 3 years old and saying I wanted to be a singer.
What’s your favorite thing about being a musician? What’s the hardest part?
Favorite thing about being a musician is being so in touch with my feelings and being able to put my thoughts on paper and into song. It’s so therapeutic. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have music to turn to in the best and worst times.
Hardest part about being a musician is the endurance and perseverance you have to have alongside a protective shell of optimism not to give up or cry at every missed opportunity that comes and slips away. Then you have to pick yourself back up and keep going.
Out of all the places you lived which stays with you the most? What does home mean to you?
Though there are several places that feel like home to me in this world, Ireland definitely takes the lead. It’s sort of just a feeling you get when you touch down. The stories, the laughter, the nature, my friends, the fields I used to run through, it’s a huge breath of fresh air.
When you’re looking for inspiration, what do you do or where do you go?
I travel a lot, I am constantly inspired by the people I meet or the situations I find myself in. Also, sitting and listening to music in a very intentional way is so inspiring. It always sparks fresh new ideas.
What are you thinking about right now?
How hungry I am. And also nauseous. I’m writing this in the passenger seat of a car whilst on my way to go home and EAT.