Friday, December 2, 2011
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
If I could be any one else in the whole world, I would want to be Florence.
Even though she doesn't ride rollercoasters.
The music she makes is rollercoasters enough.
There's something magical about the mix of her voice, the drums, the harp, the lyrics....that pulls on you emotionally. Well, on me anyway. I can't speak for you turds.
I listened to this first song, "Only If For A Night" and was in tears about half way through.
The song's about her dead grandmother visiting her in a dream and giving her advice.
But it isn't sadness that makes me teary eyed, its an overwhelming amazement & joy that her music (and music in general) can make such an impact on people and evoke such emotion.
I've posted before an excerpt from her website that sums it up perfectly. Go check that out.
You know how artists who find their niche and particular sound, the music starts to kinda run together a bit and each song sounds a bit similar to the one before it?
Florence doesn't do that.
Yes, you can definitely tell its them, but there's no running together.
I was worried about that with this album...how could they top Lungs?
Well, I'm insanely happy to say, they've done it.