YDP In the Know: Florence + The Machine

24 Jul

I feel like I'm at a Renaissance Faire

I feel like I'm at a Renaissance Faire

Sometimes, a song’s reshuffled version will be so good that I’ll just have to hear the original beat.  This is what happened when I heard the remix of Florence and The Machine’s “Rabbit Heart.”  Make no mistake, listening to them made me fiercely want to be “In The Know.”  When you strip away the electronic production value, what you’re left with is a pretty good sounding little group.  Out of Britain, Florence “plus” the Machine is a team consisting of a female lead, Florence Welch, and her backing group.  It’s not enough for them to just be British though, as “The Machine” is actually comprised of drummer, guitarist, keyboardist plus a little extra.  The element that makes this a Yuppie’s wet dream is the Harpist though, best captured through their unplugged version of “Rabbit Heart.”

Another group that’s kicked around for a while before catching on recently, Florence + The Machine’s July album, “Lungs,” blew up when it hit, producing 4 singles, and inspiring a ton of remixes.  Apparently they were on track to really become popular, but were just on the wrong end of the news cycle–just as their album was about to top the charts, the King of Pop died, and he has continued to dominate record sales from beyond the grave all month.

My overall impression of the group: Sometimes the music feels like a trip to “ye olde renaissance faire,” (Raise it up) and at others feels like the bluesy soul touched upon by artists like fellow Brits Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen (You’ve Got the Love).  I definitely think the team is a keeper though, they’ll likely receive their due any day now.  And now you know.

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