Hello Florence + The Machine
Good God, the star, the skies
We are lost, into the breach we got tossed
And the world is coming in fast
by Walter Price
This is going to start off a bit weird and then a go a bit newly minted fanboy. On with it, until last night I had never heard a song sung by powerhouse vocalist Florence Welch and her Machine. Catching up on missed episodes of The Graham Norton Show on YouTube I caught the artists perform “Ship To Wreck” from the forthcoming Marcus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk) produced ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ album out 1 June.
Why I haven’t listened to this amazing voice is a mystery. The press has been kind and people I know back up all the hoopla but for whatever reasons, this was my first time. And I felt like I had lost a bit for not knowing the sounds she produces until now. You know what they say, “Mieux vaut tard que jamais…”
Welch is in my wheelhouse, a soulful blues toned delivery and a no fuss straight ahead performer that rocks the timbers. Then the sugar on the moment of discovery was the post-performance couch banter. Welch seems humble and earnest. How refreshing. Take notes hipsters.
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