“They had everything anyone would want for a band to be — personality, musicianship and well-written, melodic songs,” Ingram said. “Or at least that’s want I want a band to be. I don’t go searching for bands to add to Poptek but when my friends are making great music, that’s when I want to use the label to support them in whatever way I can.”
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While the Florals could be ending after a June 24 show at the Champion City Vineyard Church in Springfield, the music will continue.
“I’m excited Brenna will still be creating music as Once A Pine,” Ingram said. “She’s so talented she can definitely carry a project that’s essentially a solo project. Plus, she has recruited a live band who seem good at both supporting her and playing off her personality. So as long as Brenna keeps writing I’m happy. These Once A Pine songs she’s writing are much more personal to her than the fun of The Florals.
“Alex is so funny I’m sure he’ll still wander in and out of the picture at some point, or maybe many points,” Ingram added. “The breakup of the Florals could be the most bizarre and unidentifiable breakup of any band outside of Brit Pop and all those crazy band dynamics.”