Florence + The Machine “Over the Love”

Green Light In My Eyes

When the announcement was made, that my beloved Florence + The Machine had fashioned a brand-new tune for Baz Luhrmann’s much-anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, the appropriate response had been to run around my home in a sporadic like fashion, screaming at the top of my lungs. When a swarm of new trailers for the film had been released, and we were graced with a short preview of the song, my one and only reply consisted of short incoherent babbles, mainly composed of words like, love and need, and now. As you can imagine, when a full-length preview for the track appeared only mere hours ago, my immediate response was to listen to the opulent anthem repeatedly, and to swiftly share it with all of you. You’re welcome. Over the Love is another Florence classic of grandiose perfection. With a luminous clarity to her voice, Florence melts seamlessly into Gatsby’s vogue world – the lyrics detailed with heavy influence from the original novel. Florence’s rare ability to speak directly to your soul allows this track to appear like the night sky, filled with fireworks and shimmering stars. The song surrounds you, holds you until you hear nothing but its echo in your mind. I’ll guarantee you’ll love it.

What do you think of Over the Love? How many times have you listened to it so far? Are you excited to hear any other songs from the soundtrack? Will you see The Great Gatsby? Have you read the novel? Want to confess your love-obsession with Florence + The Machine? Tell me in the comments!

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. setinmotion says:

    Is that Florence + The Machine on the trailer? Nice! From the songs alone and the previews I’m already super excited for this film. Baz Lurhmann is a bit hit and miss so hopefully this one lives up to its potential.

    1. I’ve only listened to a couple of other previews from the soundtrack; too dazzled by Florence, of course. The film does look promising. A little to much of a CGI/Animated look for me, but that might work in its favor – separating itself from the other adaptations. I think I’ve only seen “Romeo & Juliet” and “Moulin Rouge,” but I loved both.

      1. setinmotion says:

        Haha, why am I not surprised? Yeah I see what you mean, personally I’m just really excited by the costumes, there’s something so beautiful about 1920/1930s outfits. Ah.

        I saw Australia also when it came out and it just didn’t compare. Hopefully it’s a lot more like Moulin Rouge

        1. Oh, I totally agree. That’s definitely my favorite time period for fashion and the music of that era was great.

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