Flora Cash Performs "You're Somebody Else" + Talk Origins with Megan Holiday

October 4, 2018

Photo: Jared Kocka


By Scott T. Sterling

Flora Cash is the definition of modern love.

The international husband-wife duo of Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall are as contemporary as they come—she’s from Stockholm, Sweden, and he’s from the land of Prince (what some people still call Minneapolis, Minnesota), with the two making a love connection over Soundcloud. Yes, Soundcloud.

Lleshaj came across Randall’s music on the site, and was immediately taken with it. So much so that she began on commenting on his songs. All of them.

From Soundcloud they took it to Facebook, where things got more “personal,” as Randall explained it during a recent interview with KROQ joq Megan Holiday. When the pair moved on to marathon Skype sessions (despite the seven-hour time difference), that’s when “our families were genuinely concerned,” Randall laughed.

Getting married in 2014, Flora Cash has been releasing music and touring ever since, most recently with the the breakout song “You’re Somebody Else” (taken from the 2017 full-length, Nothing Lasts Forever (And It's Fine), which scored the duo an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden just last month.

The couple get intimate with Holiday during their chat, revealing the best—and worst—parts about being in a band with your significant other. They also touched on the subject of anxiety, which is touched upon in the band’s music.

Fans will be happy to hear that Flora Cash is hard at work on new music, including a new song they’re chomping at the bit to share.

“You know how these things work. Like, we don’t know an exact date,” Randall revealed. “But the plan is that we have a song that we really, really love and feel good about that’s going to be coming in the early autumn. That will probably be part of an album. We’ve got at least an album’s worth of material ready to go. We spend all of our time together, so writing music gives us something to do.”

The couple has secrets, like the origin of the band name, which they say they’ll never share.