The artist I choose for this week is: Florence + The Machine.
I discovered Florence + The Machine roughly about two months ago. I needed some new music so I went through my recommended artists and she was one of them. I downloaded her song “Dog Days Are Over” first, to see if she was really worth downloading more. I listened to it once. I listened to it twice. I listened to it thrice, and I was addicted. I downloaded one more song of hers – “You’ve Got The Love” – just to make sure she wasn’t a one-hit-wonder before I went on a music spree. And when I listened to it, that’s when I was convinced that Florence would easily and inevitably rise to my top artists. So here she is today, #7 on my “Last 3 Months” charts.
Florence’s music is beautiful and catchy. The unique beats and lyrics will have you dancing with joy at one song and sighing with agony at another. Florence will make you feel however it was she felt when she wrote the song, she has a crazy way of pushing her own emotions through your head, making you feel as though they were your own. Some songs of hers may take a little while for you to like, but in the end, all of her songs will grow on you. You won’t be able to fight it.
My favourite songs of hers are: “Dog Days Are Over”, “Blinding”, “Girl With One Eye”, and “Between Two Lungs”. Each song has a different theme and will make you feel completely different from the other.
Here are the lyrics that most caught my attention:
Seems that I have been held, in some dreaming state
A tourist in the waking world, never quite awake
No kiss, no gentle word could wake me from this slumber
Until I realise that it was you who held me under
Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink
From “Dog Days Are Over”
I took a knife and cut out her eye
I took it home and watched it wither and die
Well, she’s lucky that I didn’t slip her a smile
That’s why she sleeps with one eye open
That’s the price she paid
From “Girl With One Eye”
Luckily, I was able to find many HQ videos on YouTube. I do hope you enjoy them!
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