Posts Tagged ‘Florence Welch’

May 4, 2018

A large part of the music-loving world is basking in joy now that Florence + the Machine has announced a release date for new album High As Hope. And I’m sure, like us, you can’t wait for it’s arrival on June 29th. In case you haven’t heard the second song Florence Welch has revealed from the album yet (after enthralling us with breathtaking first song Sky Full Of Song), let’s all watch the A.G. Rojas directed video for Hunger together. We get a magnificent dose of Florence’s incomparable voice and her intimate, raw lyricism on the song which explores themes involving acceptance, community, and joy. “This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more,” says Florence. “I guess I made myself more vulnerable in this song to encourage connection, because perhaps a lot more of us feel this way than we are able to admit. Sometimes when you can’t say it, you can sing it.” I can’t wait to see Florence + the Machine headline at Outside Lands Music Festival this August. She’s such a spectacular performer, a goddess bursting with contagious vitality and vigor, and her glorious baroque pop always lifts us towards the heavens. Pre-order High As Hope, here.

April 10, 2018

Tiny Dancer is probably one (of several) of my all time favorite Elton John songs. My love for the sweetly nostalgic ballad grew ten-fold after it was used in the iconic bus scene from the film Almost Famous, too. And now we get to listen to Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine cover the classic as part of a new tribute album named Revamp: The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. I can’t wait to see Florence + The Machine headline one of the nights at Outside Lands Music Festival this August. She’s a powerhouse vocalist and an immensely brilliant performer, it’s going to be a magnificent set, no doubt. Maybe she’ll even perform this cover live, who knows! You can also stream the cover via Spotify, here.

August 16, 2016

If you haven’t heard the new Florence + The Machine songs floating about off of the Final Fantasy XV soundtrack, they’re drop dead gorgeous. They make me want to throw my arms out and cavort through the air barefoot, like the free celestial spirit that Florence Welch always seems to be. All three tracks boast plenty of fluttering harp, something I can’t help but gravitate towards. Too Much Is Never Enough is the most popular of the trio so far. Stream the dazzling beauty above. Florence waxes poetic and wistful on the breathtaking baroque pop gem as she tends to do. Also on the soundtrack is an exquisite cover of Ben E King classic Stand By Me and a cinematic twinkling orchestral aria named I Will Be, both of which can be streamed below. The whole bevy of regal splendorous tunes can be purchased as Songs From Final Fantasy XV on iTunes.

September 4, 2015

I was listening to this earlier with my ears perked quite curiously, and the deeper I dove into the song, the more I found my spine tingling and my eyes widening with delight. In an epic meeting of two ginormous acts of our time, Hot Chip has remixed Florence + the Machine’s Queen Of Peace. The song, off recent glorious album How Big How Beautiful, is already a magnificent creature to begin with. It has Florence Welch, after all. Hot Chip gives it a deep and hypnotic funky house makeover with an ominous, bitter tang. It’s certainly not what we normally are used to hearing when we think Florence, but it’s a wicked new visceral soundscape to hear her in. This is something to go nuts to on the dance floor, in a most beastly way. Stream the remix on Spotify above or YouTube below.

June 13, 2015

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’ve moved into my bangers section of the day, and it’s a special one, because it’s FRIDAY and we’re ready to be energized and pumped for the night’s festivities! Norwegian producer DARY will set you on the right path to raging bliss with his remix of Florence + the Machine’s Delilah. It starts out elegant and stately, with Florence Welch’s always stunning vocals taking the lead, but soon afterwards, DARY drops a jagged, choppy future house meets trap beat, and we’re bouncing along in mad, thrilling rapture. The remix’s deep bass and jaunty rhythm is nothing short of glorious. Snag the tune for free, here.

OFFICIAL VID: Florence + The Machine – St. Jude

March 24, 2015

Once again, 2015 is turning out to be a year of massive new releases. Yet another album I’m much curious about and looking forward to checking out is Florence + The Machine’s third full length, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. While Lungs is easily my favorite out of Florence’s albums so far, I have to wonder how much I’m going to love this new one, considering I’m already quite a fan of the little we’ve heard so far. Add to that this reveal, a music video for new album single St. Jude. This one’s a melting ballad showing the more gentle, restrained side of our dear Florence Welsh. It’s a pensive and moving beauty, and its video’s style seems to hint at a conceptual theme in the works across videos and songs. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful will be out June 1st.

February 26, 2015

Jumping on early for a must share. Ever brilliant Nicolas Jaar has dropped an amazing, unexpected remix of Florence + the Machine’s hot new single What Kind Of Man. That’s not the only thing he dropped. My jaw’s been dropped, too. Banging disco and jungle grooves take What Kind Of Man to mind blowing sexy euphoric boogie down levels. There are tingles going up and down my spine. Oh what a great day it is!

OFFICIAL VID: Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man

February 13, 2015

In case you haven’t heard, Florence + The Machine revealed their new single What Kind Of Man earlier today, along with a peculiar but much entertaining music video (and a bit NSFW, too). The new song is as bombastic as we’re accustomed to from Florence Welch and her band, with her gospel laden, baroque style and powerful vocals. Many people seem confused by the music video, and it seems very much left open for interpretation. Florence + The Machine will release their new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful on June 1st. As someone who’s been mesmerized by their music since debut album Lungs, I’m pretty excited to hear it. 

December 6, 2014

Fridays and the start of the weekend are perfect for a slew of terrific remixes. Add this one to your sublime house playlist, a nu-disco remix of Florence + the Machine’s You’ve Got The Love by French producers Antis and Le Croquant. Plucky bass, gleaming synths, and resplendent piano create a beautiful, crisp dance edit that’s simply irresistible.

October 7, 2014

Even though Mondays tend to suck, I’ve been waiting eagerly for this one, because on this special Monday, we get a new track from Prince Fox, easily one of my favorite rising electronic artists these past few months. Every track he’s given us has dropped my jaw, from that Sam Smith Stay With Me remix, still my absolute favorite of his, to the Route 94 remix, to his collaboration with Jenaux on a slamming remix of Cazzette’s Sleepless. So what new treat does Sam (yes, another talented Sam) offer us today? A remix of Florence & The Machine’s massive hit You’ve Got The Love. He does the amazing song justice. The slow, intense, atmospheric buildup… the heart bursting drop and ensuing pulses and shimmers… the organic dramatics and ambient shifts… Yep, thanks for the ride, Prince Fox.