As the leading siren of Florence and the Machine, not only has Florence Welch been deemed as a fashion icon by the age of 23 with only one full-length album on her resume, but she’s also released our favorite breakup song of the past year.
With similar theatrics to larger pop acts such as, eh hem, Lady Gaga, Florence has carved a place in stone for herself as one of pop music’s more enigmatic performers. With large influences with early disco dance tracks and booming vocals, these are the kind of songs we can clean our apartments, take a joyride with the girls, or get ready for a night on the town to.
With the release of Lungs, F&M’s debut album, Florence has been catapulted from indie-pop princess to the queen of every DJ’s playlist. Each song resonates a feeling of joyful celebration, yet at closer listen, the lyrics take on a more solemn tone. Only the best of dance songs manage to find the perfect balance between club beats and lyrical whimsy and Miss Welch has been continuously hitting the nail on the head– whether on her own tracks, the Machine’s remixes of fellow blowup acts such as The xx, or Lungs tracks that are taken to the mixer.
And as if her talent didn’t shine through her own songs, Florence has made a habit of covering some of our favorite songs of the decade, including Beyoncé’s “Halo”, Madonna’s timeless “Borderline”, and the En Vogue classic “Don’t Let Go”. So take a listen, if you haven’t already, we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Besides, redheads are making a comeback this fall!