Press Play Friday: Florence + The Machine

On this Press Play Friday we get to know Florence + The Machine

“I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe,” says Florence Welch. “It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you’re either going to explode with it, or you’re just going to disappear.”

This album reminds me of being Alice in Wonderland. There are so many interesting and wonderful things to see and hear. You find yourself in the most amazing places when you listen to this album. To quote my cousin, “You get chills.”

Lungs is the debut album for Florence + The Machine. I first heard them, stereotypically, off the Eclipse Soundtrack with Heavy In Your Arms. Needless to say, the song played on an endless loop after that. The hauntingly beautiful melodies, vocals, and lyrics make it perfect for the soundtrack and perfect for my new music obsession.

Lungs is an emotional fairy tale about love, death, loss, heartbreak, rebirth, and a girl with one eye. The intense imagery that plays in your mind is breathtaking. The mix of vocals, drums, and strings make it a truly extraordinary album.

It is hard to pick just one favorite song on this album – it never falters. The romantic & dream-like Cosmic Love is one of the standout’s on the album. If you were running through an enchanted forest, I imagine this is the song that would play.

Cosmic Love:

The dramatic & sultry, story-song Girl With One Eye is a must listen and one of my favorites.

Girl With One Eye:

The newest single is the energetic Dog Days Are Over

Dog Days Are Over:

Album Rating: A+

About Florence + The Machine

“Florence and the Machine (sometimes stylised as Florence + the Machine) is the recording name of indie rock English artist Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music for her voice. Florence and the Machine’s sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. The band’s music has received praise across the music media before they gained mainstream success, especially from the BBC who played a large part in Florence and the Machine’s rise to prominence by promoting her as part of BBC Introducing.

The band’s debut album, Lungs was released on 6 July 2009, and held the No. 2 position for its first five weeks in the UK Album Chart. On 17 January 2010, the album reached No. 1 on the UK album chart, having remained in the chart for 28 consecutive weeks up until that point. The album has been within the top 40 in the United Kingdom for 50 consecutive weeks, making it one of the best selling albums of 2009 and 2010 so far. At the 2010 BRIT Awards, Lungs won the “Mastercard British Album” award.”


Buy Lungs by Florence + The Machine Here

See you on Monday! Now, I’m going to go listen to Cosmic Love some more. – Kim

Do YOU like Florence + The Machine? Will you buy the album once you’ve heard a couple of songs? What is your favorite Florence + The Machine song? Tell me in the comments!

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