London-based girl group FLO have released their new song, “Not My Job” today. The empowering new track arrives alongside the announcement that the trio are Apple Music’s prestigious Global Up Next artist, geared towards identifying, showcasing and elevating rising stars and following in the footsteps of Billie Eilish, Khalid, Jessie Reyez, Holly Humberstone, Koffee, Sigrid and Clairo. Listen to the song now below and watch a documentary that they filmed in London with Apple HERE.
“We are obsessed with ‘Not My Job’ and feel like every single day we say ‘it’s not my job’ to someone. Everyone solves issues other people have created, whether it’s in a romantic relationship, family drama or at work, and sometimes you just gotta say, ‘It’s really not my job.’ It was pretty cool that Kelly Rowland came into our session when we were putting the finishing touches on our vocals with MNEK in LA. She knows the job!,” says FLO on the track.
Nineteen and twenty-year-olds Renée, Jorja and Stella release their colossal new single “Not My Job,” a masterclass in R&B and pop harmonies, with a blinding bassline and undulating metallic beats, that is reminiscent of classic 00s R&B, but with the London grit and attitude of three young black women who know their voice: “It’s not my job to make you feel comfortable…it’s not my job, if you ain’t being vulnerable…it’s not my job to make you feel like a man.” It was while in LA that FLO finessed “Not My Job,” a song which started over the summer during a session by debut EP The Lead’s executive producer MNEK (“I just love working on projects that if I wasn’t working on it, I’d be stanning. And this is absolutely one of those projects.”), and as they finished their soaring vocal takes, none other than Kelly Rowland paid them a visit in the studio.
In the six months since the release of FLO’s debut single “Cardboard Box,” R&B and hip-hop luminaries such as Brandy, JoJo, SZA, Victoria Monét and Missy Elliott, as well as girl group royalty – none other than Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland and Sugababes – have all co-signed the British R&B girl group. “Cardboard Box” has become the biggest girl group opening statement in over a decade, with 8 million plays on Spotify and 3.5 million views for the official video, while also winning the coveted Spotify fan-voted Who We Be “Song of the Summer” (beating off stiff competition from Burna Boy and Drake).