Houston-based solo metalcore project MyFloralFuture, fronted by an artist known as Saffron, dives into the darkest corners of humanity with the aim to bring meaningful art to audiences out of his personal suffering. Today, the band has released their debut EP Tragic Hero, featuring the new single “Violent Ends.”
Written about a generation that often goes unheard or is quickly dismissed because of their young age, “Violent Ends” is a passionate plea for understanding and guidance. The title is pulled from the Shakespeare quote, “These violent delights have violent ends.“
“It’s from Romeo & Juliet, which is one of my favorite plays and arguably a comedy,” says Saffron. “It’s a commentary on teenage emotions, how deeply and immediately they feel everything, and how if you act impulsively, you will never be happy. The irony is the adults are almost entirely absent and offer no guidance just judgment. That very much still happens today. I wrote the song with myself and my peers in mind, thinking of the volatile political and social climate we find ourselves in with little meaningful guidance from adults and authority figures but plenty of condemnation when we speak up.“
The new EP Tragic Hero encapsulates being trapped – by those around you, those in power, and ultimately by yourself. “I was trapped for years in an oppressive system that I only made worse. I did manage to come out the other side as a stronger better person,” explains Saffron.
“Still, I’ve only just started the heavy lifting, and I’m gonna need a lot of time and work to feel like I can really put this behind me. I also know that some of it I won’t be able to, it will stay with me. The least I can do is write through it and take you with me as I’m sure so many others have felt like I have. Maybe I can offer some peace, maybe not. I just hope I can deliver a sense of solidarity.“
“Violent Ends” is available now on Spotify and all other major streaming platforms.