Florence & the Machine
I can sometimes tell when I’m going to be obsessed with something. I knew before I took up smoking and knitting that I would find myself far too involved in both. So, I’d heard some Florence and the Machine covers on So You Think You Can Dance last year, my ears perked up, but I resisted looking into it because… well, sometimes I think that’s best.
Until, in January, I watched the episode of Glee where they did a rather fabulous cover of ‘Dog Days are Over.’ And on the whole, I had a reaction not dissimilar to this baby.
January was a really, really tough time for me personally. Listening to this song on repeat (Glee & Florence versions) really helped me through it. It was peppy, it was upbeat, it was also melancholy… And once I reached saturation point with that song, I started branching out into some of her other titles and found ‘The Bird Song,’ ‘Cosmic Love,’ ‘Swimming’ and a truly fabulous cover of Halo. I’m not one to compellingly write about music, but she has a gorgeous voice, deep and thoughtful songs that stick with you and the ability to make a more than memorable cover.
Which is, I guess, me saying that you should go buy Lungs if you haven’t already. It’s really, really awesome.
I’m really glad she’s catching on to mainstream popularity. I seem to be getting into the habit of liking something right before they get popular (see knitting, canning, The Decemberists) and having a ‘but I liked them first!’ reaction. On the other hand, if I got in to her because of Glee, that reason to pout is kind of moot, huh?