It’s a mystery why I have yet to dedicate a blog to the incredible Florence and her machine, but it’s better late than never.
Monday- Hospital Beds.
This B-Side track is 2 minutes of pure genius. For some reason it reminds me of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’. “Bent double, like old beggars under sacks”.
On a slightly different note, it also reminds me of a few people’s struggle to actually get out of bed on a Monday morning!
Tuesday-Kiss With a Fist.
This is the first Florence song that ever grabbed my attention. You can’t help but start jiving across the room, plus her voice sounds effortlessly gorgeous.
Wednesday- Bird Song.
Another B-Side, but I’m not quite sure why. Perhaps Florence isn’t either as she played the track on her 2009 tour. Listen to it for yourself.
Thursday- You’ve Got The Love (Featuring The XX)!
Florence and the Machine have graced the Glastonbury stages for years, but this summer one performance was simply not enough. Not only did Florence join Dizzee Rascal on stage, but she also joined The XX on stage for their enchanting cover of this classic.
This track was also not on the main Lungs album, but her voice is immense and richly erupting with emotions. “When I’m falling I’m at peace, it’s only when I hit the ground it causes all the grief.”
Saturday- Dog Days Are Over.
Three words to describe this song:
Perfect for a Saturday.
Sunday- You Got The Dirtee Love.
Possibly one of the best collaborations of the year. “Woo hoo, eh ehhhy.”