Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine has had an amazing year. Her debut album, ‘Lungs’ has been critically acclaimed, gone platinum and was also nominated for the 2009 Mercury Prize (which went to Speech Debelle…I haven’t heard of her either). She burst into the mainstream with last summer’s hit, You’ve Got The Love (a Candi Station cover), which she then performed at the 2010 Brit awards with Dizzee Rascal. Florence + the Machine have sold out in every venue they have performed in, and it’s easy to see why. I went to see her this week, and she was amazing. Energetic and lively, she emerged from a giant disco ball and didn’t stop moving. She created an atmosphere that was electric and everyone in the audience felt the buzz. I was often lost in the melody provided by her live band and choir. I thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle.
‘Cosmic Love’ is the last song to be taken off ‘Lungs’ and it is released on July 4 in the UK.