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Florets (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Ido Zmishlany
Times Performed: 97
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Notes

“Florets just kind of ‘happened’ ,and it was because I was just bored, and I was drawing this picture of these dandelions with the white fuzzy stuff on it. You know I was drawing like pretty script on top that was like “we could be magical, like blowing … dandelionfluff?!”. I turned to my mom “what is that white fluffy stuff called on the dandelion? Is there a name for that? There’s got to be a name for that!”, and she was like “mmmm, there’s no name for that”, and I’m like “Look it up, I’m sure there is”. Apparently, the white fluffy stuff is called florets, and one seed of the fluffy stuff would be called a floret. So, this song is really just about blowing dandelionfluff. “(Behind the song video, released Nov. 1, 2017)

Florets actually has a fun story. …. Florets is actually the tip of broccoli as well, and I just want to stress I am NOT singing about broccoli! I am indeed singing about dandelionfluff.” (Intro to a “Live on the Honda Stage” performance, at Brooklyn Art Library, released Feb 5, 2018)

Florets is one of the three songs used by choreographer Kristin McQuaid to make dance videos based on Grace's music. The other two are "Moonlight" and "Light the Sky" (See more here)



Performances

2017.10.07 Austin City Limits (Week 1) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.14 Austin City Limits (week 2) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.25 Hope for Change in Ramapo political party (Lafayette Theatre) Fragment (22s) at 1:06 m in an embedded video in a review article (hence no timestamp)
2017.10.27 Q-Topia 2017 (Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater)
2017.11.05 The Troubadour Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.13 Irving Plaza Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.15 Park West Just the Beginning Tour Fragment (23s)
2017.11.26 HMW and Books Miniconcert (HMV and Books)
2017.12.05 FLY 92.3 Not So Silent Night (Palace Theatre)
2017.12.07 98.5 KRZ Let it Show 2017 (F.M. Kirby Centre for the Performing Arts)
2017.12.09 K104’s Not So Silent Night (The Chance Theatre)
2018.01.06 The Art of Elysium - John Legends Heaven 2018 (Barker Hangar ) Taken from an IG Live broadcast (set# 2,3,4)
2018.01.20 Private Acoustic Concert (Bean Runner Cafe)
2018.02.05 The Sinclair Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.05 Honda Stage, Brooklyn Art Library
2018.02.07 9:30 Club Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.09 Cannery Ballroom Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1min) 
2018.02.10 Terminal West Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1m46s)
2018.02.12 Warehouse Live Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.13 Trees Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.20 Slim's Just the Beginning Tour Fragment (15s)
2018.02.22 Hawthorn Theatre Just the Beginning Tour Part of (1m)
2018.02.23 Neumos Just the Beginning Tour
2018.04.21 MVCC Cultural Series (Mohawk Valley Community College) Just the Beginning Tour
2018.06.05 Xfinity Theatre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.06 Xfinity Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.08 Darling's Waterfront Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Almost complete
2018.06.09 PNC Bank Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.11 St. Josephs's Health Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.13 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.14 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.16 Hershey Park Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.17 Blossom Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.19 Madison Square Garden Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.21 DT Energy Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.22 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.24 Century Link Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.26 Denny Sanford Premier Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.27 Summerfest (American Family Insurrance Amphitheater) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.29 Saratoga Performing Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.02 Jiffy Lube Live Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.07.03 Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)  
2018.07.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.07 Colonial Life Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.07.08 Brandon Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.10 Bridgestone Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.07.11 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.13 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) (Documented by video that has since been deleted)
2018.07.14 Sprint Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.16 Red Rocks Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.18 Isleta Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part of (1m37s)
2018.07.21 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.22 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.24 Concord Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (8s) 
2018.07.26 Bobcat Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.28 Loveloud - Concert (Rice-Eccles Stadium) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.30 INTRUST Bank Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (24s) 
2018.08.01 BOK Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (37s) 
2018.08.02 Austin 360 Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.04 Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.05 Smoothie King Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (13s) 
2018.08.07 The Wharf Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part of (1m) 
2018.08.09 Coral Sky Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.10 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2019.02.21 Stray Release Event (The Slipper Room)
2019.05.31 CAL Polytech "Spring Fever" Sunset Concert (California Polytech University, University Union Plaza)
2019.06.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)  
2019.06.06 Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)  
2019.06.08 Amway Centre High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine) Part of (1m) 
2019.06.09 American Airlines Arena High as Hope Tour (Florence & The Machine)
2019.08.10 Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.11 Orange Peel Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.13 Cannery Ballroom Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.14 Variety Playhouse Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (1m22s) 
2019.08.16 Granada Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (1m5s). A bit further on in this video (consisting of a number of clips and parts of songs) at 8:38 Grace thanks the audience for taking time for her.
2019.08.17 Emo's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.18 Warehouse Live Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.21 The van Buren Ur so Beautiful Tour  
2019.08.22 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.25 The Observatory Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.27 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.28 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.29 The Fillmore Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.01 The Depot Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (26s) 
2019.09.02 Washington's Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (13s) at 0:13 
2019.09.06 Varsity Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.07 Park West Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.09 Saint Andrews Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.11 The Opera House Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.13 Royale Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.14 College Street Music Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.16 Theatre of Living Arts Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (58s)
2019.09.17 Webster Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.19 The National Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.20 9:30 Club Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.11.24 Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage)

Reviews, Reactions etc.

Type Comment Link
Behind the songBehind the song
Behind the songShort intro to the song by Grace
Reaction to songBreakdown of Grace's performance of the song
Use in movies, TV-shows etc, Kristin McQuaid's Dance video

Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2017-11-03Just the BeginningLP8
2017-11-03Just the BeginingLP8
2017-11-10Just the Begining (Japanese version)LP8

Lyrics

I wanna wake up in a dream, dream, dream
Where the air is soft to breathe, breathe, breathe
Hold on
And don’t let go
If we fall down
Then you should know
That we could just be

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me
So don’t let go of me
don’t let go of me
me

I wanna rise up
With the trees, trees, trees
And let go of all responsibilities
And we could just be

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me
So don’t let go of me
don’t let go of me
me

Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go
Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go

Blowing florets, I wanna dance in the air
Blowing florets, and just not care about anyone, or anything, but you and me

Don’t let go of me
Don’t let go of me
Don’t let go of me

Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go
Wherever the wind blows, ever the wind blows, don’t let go

Transcription provided by the VanderVault (www.VanderVault.org)
© SME (on behalf of Columbia); Sony ATV Publishing
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