fluorite kids is the professional name of emerging independent singer, songwriter, and recording artist Fluorite Marco Barron. He made his solo professional recording debut in 2020 with the single “Blonde Hair”. That track introduced a talented lo-fi alternative pop bedroom producer from Northern California with an experimental edge and a psychedelic vibe.
Since his debut, the prolific producer has released seven singles and two EPs. He has connected with fans worldwide on popular tracks like “Walking the Cow” and “Critters Have Feelings”. fluorite kids’ sound is a wildly creative mix of classic pop melodies and bleeding lo-fi edge indie-pop arrangements and production.
“Who Cleans the Caves” is the current single from fluorite kids’ album The Wolves, released worldwide via all major streaming services on February 14, 2023. Gritty analog samples meter out a hypnotic mid-tempo rhythm on this avant-garde bop. On the mic, Barron riffs on the song’s title. A deep and distant reverb gives his vocal a haunting and cinematic quality over the track’s organic industrial beat
Check out “Who Cleans the Caves” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with Fluorite Marco Barron. Read his answers to our 8 questions below. And follow the links below to connect with fluorite kids.
8 Questions with Fluorite Marco Barron
Where are you from?
I am from the Bay Area in California. Born and raised.
How long have you been making music?
Concurrently I have been working on music as a student my whole life but I got my first platform around 9 years old, when I stumbled upon a college graduate at the time who was working at Guitar Center.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
What is crazy is that I still don’t even know how to read music yet. Recently through ‘fluorite kids,’ I have come across multiple musicians through social media and networking better connections, including Ariel Pink, John Maus and Part Time who also helped inspire the 2023 debut album ‘The Wolves.’
Who are your biggest musical influences?
My biggest influences started to peak at the highest during the Pandemic. I got into a lot of the KPM Library albums which include Les Baxter and Brian Bennett to name a few. In the fall of 2020, Ariel Pink’s catalog got my attention, as well as John Maus.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My greatest non-musical influences? More films than albums give me more inner pleasure to visualize great & dark times of my life. As a kid, I was always setting a goal to capture sound design differently than how it was placed in the norm of film and music. ‘The Man Who Laughs’ from 1928 is an example, a silent film that I got deeply into growing up. I’m still obsessed with the Joker from Batman.
What inspired you to create this project?
I love the NYC Duo titled ‘Suicide’ because of the their energy on stage and in their own recordings. ‘Frankie Teardrop’ scared me as a teenager, but it also uplifted the concept of myself becoming who I am as an analog synthesis lover. ‘Who Cleans the Caves?’ definitely caught the imagination of those influences.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
My plans on music are varied in different concepts or storyboards. By the art in which I conduct, I hope that my music can elucidate what the visual experience brings to life in others feelings when they picture visions rather than reflecting on the lyrics. I want to change how people feel in my instrumentation also, that’s one of my goals. In 2021, I found a school in San Francisco that would eventually bring more synthesis to my brain power of music and I was working constantly trying to evolve my way rearranging melodies in contrast. It would shape my vision for the music in itself, and by its technical nature of sound.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
More music is on the way. New album titled ‘Sex’ is set to release July 14th. It’s a love letter to Alan Vega, one of Punk’s most beloved pioneers, including Martin Rev.