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HNRY FLWR is a name that has been making waves in the music industry, thanks to its unique and innovative approach to rock music. But what sets this band apart from the rest? It’s their incredible story of resilience, creativity, and spiritual exploration.

HNRY FLWR, whose real name is David Van Witt, was born into a cult in Iowa. His mother was a psychic who claimed to remember being born, and as a result, young HNRY was exposed to a variety of spiritual practices from a very young age. He spent his childhood meditating and moving around the world with his mother, never staying in one place for too long.

As HNRY grew older, he began to draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including hypnotism, drone music, televangelism, and clowning. These disparate influences would eventually come together to form the foundation of his unique sound.

Today, HNRY FLWR is a six-piece band based in New York City, known for their powerful and immersive live performances. In early 2020, they received a “Buzzy” review from The New York Times and sold out The Sultan Room, cementing their status as one of the most exciting acts in the city.

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Their debut EP, FLOWERAMA, was released in the summer of 2017 on Paper Garden Records, and quickly went viral on Spotify, garnering over half a million streams. Produced by David Groener Jr. (The National, Jonsi), the EP is a stunning exploration of mystery, human connection, and the infinite void.

But what makes HNRY FLWR’s music so special? It’s the way that Van Witt draws from his unique background to create something that is truly one-of-a-kind. The sweeping 80’s synths, jangle-psych guitars, and vintage drum machines are all present, but it’s Van Witt’s melancholy baritone that really ties everything together. The result is something that is simultaneously melodic, danceable, and devastating.

If you’re looking for something truly unique in the world of rock music, look no further than HNRY FLWR. Their music is a testament to the power of creativity, resilience, and spiritual exploration, and it’s no wonder that they’ve quickly become one of the most buzzed-about bands in New York City.


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