There’s beauty in the power, No Flowers is the first solo release in over two decades by Dallas Tamaira aka Joe Dukie from Fat Freddy's Drop.
Written about the powerful women in his life, the way they hold it down with grace and make you welcome at their table No Flowers is a peaceful slow song, a timeless classic.
The soulful rhythm and acoustic guitar reflect the aroha that Dallas has for the late Bill Withers, a musician who has deeply influenced his music.
The lyrics were sparked by an Ans Westra photograph of a mother holding her child, her hands dusted with flour.
“It all came from that photo. In many ways there’s a little bit of her in all of New Zealand women. My Mum can relate to holding a kid and making bread with floury hands” Dallas says.
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