'To put it simply, Flout is essentially just an outlet for all of my musical ideas when I have the time to sit down and write. I'm not an authority on the output of DIY music by any means, but I feel that there’s such a rise in this method of putting out your art by yourself mostly due to the internet’s ripple effect'
- John DeRosso
There's a kind of innocence about it. Flout manages to convey his feelings in the simplest way possible and this is why the record feels real.
Back in October I was in a place where most facets of my life were kind of negatively overwhelming. I remember coming home from work one evening, making myself a drink, writing the music and lyrics to Poor Kid, and recording it all on my phone. For the first time in awhile my writing felt cathartic and uncontrived. I ended up doing the same thing a few nights in a row with a few more songs, and it just became a lucrative process that made sense to me. The project became intent on creating lyrically driven, vignette-like pop songs as simply as I could.
I would say anybody who’s willing to create their own art with limited means, or put themselves out there with the sole intention of sharing something they created could be considered to be part of the 'movement'. I suppose I put out my music with both of those aspects at the forefront, but I have so many friends and know so many people that work very hard just to put their work out there and play as often as possible to keep going, so while I don’t think I contend with a lot of those individuals, it would feel great to be considered part of the DIY community
Recently, I've started working closely with friends to create a more cohesive sound, and eventually get out and try to play a few shows in the near future. I’ll always be creating music by myself in my room because it’s what I find solace in. I've been making music by both myself and with other musicians a decent amount lately, and it might be nice to start blending those two together.
Third opinion : John DeRosso, the talent behind Flout, sees music as a personal and reflective way to deal with life. Imagine the sound and melancholy of Trust Fund with the addition of Martha or Paws' sense of pop riffs, and there you have Flout's first effort Gims, released on Art is Hard Records. Flout's recipe is simple; a guitar, a tambourine. Watch out Dylan! You might think it's simple but herein lies the magic of Flout. His voice is similar to Ellis Jones from Bristol based Trust Fund, especially on Jack D'or, with his signature sweet dreamy tones . It's a voice which suits the honesty and simplicity of his style, making it the kind of record you want to listen to when you wake up, when your girlfriend leaves you or when you're fed up with your job. It will make you feel better, no doubt. DeRosso manages to convey his feelings through the simplest way possible and this is why the record feels real. It's innocent.
Flout is currently recording a new project with in a new duo. Third Outing can't wait.