May 20, 2009
This is a gift. It comes with a price.
photo by Alex Lake
Florence & The Machine Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up):
One of the Songs Of The Year, absolutely. It's anthemic, elegant and muscular. Lyrically, it's a cross between Stevie Nicks and Courtney Love; vocally, it reminds me of Sinead when she actually sang (it's all whispers now). This song really soars from the middle eight - about 2:15- onward. Wow.
The video, also, is sublime. Florence Welch has taken her style and softened it from hippie to pre-Raphaelite. Take a look at Alex Lake's beautiful photos from the filming. Has Patrick Wolf finally met his match?
Florence & The Machines' debut album, Lungs (more on that this week), is out on July 6.