Tuesday, December 21, 2010

florence, the vocal machine

florence welch has captivated the music world with her magical voice. the singer of florence + the machine,  her vocals are all-consuming and the music makes you want to dance and maybe even cry at the same time (in a good way). it evokes multiple emotions and provokes thought that fills up your heart. instruments, such as the harp, which seem to be extinct in this day are some of the main acoustics you hear. the lyrics create imagery of fantasy complimented by her deep vocals. i cannot decide whether i like the recorded tracks or the live versions best.

“I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe,” says Florence Welch. “It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you’re either going to explode with it, or you’re just going to disappear.” (florenceandthemachine.net)

her music is nothing short of this.

the group's music videos evoke the same all-consuming emotions, where florence captures the feelings of the music and her own voice; the unique choreography is nothing short of perfectly imperfect. the atmosphere in each of the group's videos is completed by the wonderful styling of florence and her back-up. it is pure fashion in motion. even her live performances have credited her stylist, christina adami, as the winner of stage design.

(photos courtesy of www.florenceandthemachine.com)

it is hard to believe that the the beauty of miss welch's porcelain skin and fire-red hair can become invisible behind her explosive voice.

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