Florence and the Machine’s long awaited followup to 2009′s superb debut Lungs leaked online last week, and early reviews have been stellar. I haven’t had time to really get down and dirty with Ms. Welch yet, but from my cursory time with it Celebrations is just what I want from a Florence and the Machine sophomore record. The focus is still on Ms. Welch’s lovely, ethereal vocals, but the group’s penchant for complicated arrangements and truly epic sounding songs hasn’t weakened one bit. “Lover To Lover” is a bluesier number, with a prominent piano part and the kind of singalong chorus Florence has been making in her sleep.
Florence and the Machine – “Lover To Lover”
Nice to see that fame hasn’t gotten to Florence Welch’s head - teaser single “What the Water Gave Me” would have stood out nicely on superb debut Lungs, meaning I’m more than just a little excited at the prospect of her second album. The as-yet-unnamed sophomore record is due out November 7. Can’t wait to hear The Voice again in concert
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Florence and the Machine – “What the Water Gave Me”
Just saw the lovely Ms. Welch and her band on the final night of a three-night stand in Los Angeles at the Wiltern. Great show, amazing stage performance, and if you’re one of those who think her massive voice won’t translate to the stage…you need to see her live. Spittin’ hot fire.
Florence and the Machine – “Drumming Song”