Florence + the machine
By Admin N : Florence and the machine (or as stylized Florence + the machine) is my latest music discovery, an epic fusion of baroque pop, art rock, soul and indie. It’s simply magical! Florence Welch has this deep enormous voice that will move you and take you on a rollercoaster ride through joy and sadness, light and darkness, fear and bravery.
Florence and the machine’s music has been described as somewhat gothic “made of harps, choirs, drums, elevator shafts, bits of metal, love, death, fireworks, string quartets, stamping, sighing, strange electronic wailing, lambs, lions, sick, broken glass, blood, moon, stars, drink, coffins, teeth, water, wedding dresses.. And the silences in between”. Her lyrics are as crazy as her music, although she claims her songs are just about love, the words say different. Although the main theme is boys, it also includes sex, death, love, violence. Nonetheless, very emotive, you could easily see Florence is a hopeless romantic looking for love.
Her latest album “Ceremonials” debuted at number 1 in the UK album charts, it’s dark, heavy with big drums, big bass and big sound. A mix of celtic rock meets gospel meets blues and soul meets pure genius!
Although her latest video for the song “no light, no light” sparked controversy after it was accused of supporting white supremacy, the video sees Florence Welch pursued by a man in black body paint, practising ‘voodoo’. I personally failed to see the racism and saw it as purely artistic
And do check the song that got me hooked in the first place – shake it out : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbN0nX61rIs