Dramatic and evocative, Haus Flore’s “Notebook” melds big room EDM with powerful lyricism. Jumping into narrative storytelling, the character at hand sings in the first person as she struggles with finding true love. The electro-duo explains that when writing this song, they “wanted to tell the story of a sex worker and the different futures she envisions with each partner she lays with.” Despite her disappointing encounters with men, the song “quickly became a truly intimate story of love and life.”
Haus Flore, comprised of songwriter Maxime Boublil and producer Dominik Falkowski, featured the voice of Cristina Luyo on the record. Bringing power and dimension to this electronic ballad, every element of the track serves to enhance the dramatism of the scenario. From the cinematic buildup and all-encompassing drop to the stirring vocals, “Notebook” details in stark detail the fear and hope of heightened emotions amid love.
In the bridge, Luyo sings, “I don’t wanna fall in love if I’m alone, if I can’t breathe, or tell a soul. I just want to write the words where I can find a different place, another life.” Always coming back to the allure of the fantasy world of her notebook, she adds, “Just stay with me, eventually, this will get old. Maybe we’re keeping the notebook of the lives we can’t let go.” Stirring up raw sentiment, the duo that is Haus Flore work in a clear symbiosis to drive home the heartbreaking yet hopeful perspective of the woman struggling to find a love that will last.
Coming from a cyber future, two kids from Germany and France stand together to make music that mends inequality and brings people together for one purpose: the love of electronic music.