Work In Progress 

A Beautiful Mess I am a work in progress. I’m a bit of a rough draft. I’m not done yet. I’m not final. Yes, I’m a work in progress. I’ve got a few pages left. I’m still writing this self-titled track. For more Kim the FanGirl follow the blog on Twitter @kimthefangirl and on Facebook…

Album Review: Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

“She’s fragile and she’s ferocious” The dream world, a creation made of myth and melody. She is its mother, its creator; the designer of sun and sky, of storms and seas. She is the orchestra and conductor too; the summoner of harmonious hymns and the mistress of magnificent melodies. She will take you through the…

Florence + The Machine “St. Jude” 

Chapter 2 Hear the heavy beat of her heart barely breathing from behind. Another conversation with no destination, another battle never won Watch as the rain pours down upon lovers in the haunted ruins of a former home. And each side is a loser, so who cares who fired the gun He is bruised and…

Florence + The Machine “What Kind of Man”

When words fail, when “OH. MY. GOD. THIS IS THE BEST SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD” just doesn’t cut it, let the music speak for itself. (Warning! Video is NSFW) Florence + The Machine‘s much-anticipated third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, will be released on June 1st! Pre-Order on iTunes HERE or…

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

This Is Only the Beginning Listen to the ethereal echo, her goddess’ call. A song so beautiful it’s as if it was created from the heavens above. Listen as the strings tremble and the trumpets sound. Watch as a soul divided dances in rhythm and breathes in rhyme. Watch as we leave one life behind…

Press Play Friday: Lily & The Parlour Tricks

“They say it so much better than I possibly ever can.” It was accidental, my discovery, entirely serendipitous. I had no clue what I was walking into and I certainly had no idea where my initial infatuation would lead. Little did I know our chance meeting would cause us to become more than just accidental…

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness “Cecilia and the Satellite”

“For all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you.” I had planned an entirely different kind of music post for today, filled with cushy pop songs you’ve probably heard before. I was, literally, in the midst of writing that post when I saw Cecilia quietly tiptoeing around this morning. She…

Haim “If I Could Change Your Mind”

Visions of Our Love If it were “cool” or even mildly appropriate for a woman above the age of twenty to rehearse dance moves in the privacy of her own bedroom, most of us, most likely, would have the majority of the choreography for Haim’s If I Could Change Your Mind memorized within the next hour….

Album Review: Haim – Days Are Gone

They say when you fall in love you fall in love slowly then all at once. A few months ago, I had no idea who Haim was, let alone know how to correctly sound out their name. Now, at this point in time, I can’t imagine a life where I don’t listen to their music…

Artist of the Month: Jason Mraz – 1000 Things

“Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz There is something so peculiar about Jason Mraz. He is able to create these intricately detailed lines of poetry and addictive harmonies so effortlessly, with just the flick of his wrist, completely and forever changing our music-dependent souls. Utterly remarkable and singular to…

Artist of the Month: Jason Mraz

“Everything in life influences my music. I’ve always used songwriting as a means to share what I think is profound.” – Jason Mraz Based on a true story . . . We met like any other couple might. I was still in High School and he was the cool, older bad-boy with a cocky smirk…

Press Play Friday: Fresh Music (8/30/13)

Dog Days Are Over The final days of summer are upon us, fading and fleeting, threatening to dilute that sticky, sweet, dreamy haze of residual sunshine and warmth. Arriving without warning, lying hidden amongst the slowly dying flower beds and sun-kissed smiles, it waits. Wanting. You know it’s there, desperate to steal away the last…