Florence + the Machine, ‘Breath of Life’ – Song Review
A new Florence + the Machine track has surfaced called ‘Breath of Life.’ This one isn’t from the group’s acclaimed 2011 effort ‘Ceremonials’ — instead, it appears on the upcoming soundtrack to ‘Snow White & the Huntsmen.’
The film is an action fantasy based around the traditional Snow White story, starring Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. An ambitious project and A-list cast like that deserves some grand music, and that’s where Florence comes in.
Lyrically and musically, ‘Breath of Life’ is pretty much like every Florence + the Machine song, with epic peaks and valleys, dramatic choirs, and vague lyrics about Heaven and devils.
Florence Welch sings, “I was looking for a breath of life / A little touch of heavenly light / But all the choirs in my head say no / To get a dream of our life again / A little vision of the sun at the end / But all the choirs in my head say no.”
Somehow, Florence + the Machine have mastered using the same song template over and over without sounding boring or unoriginal. (Perhaps they could offer up some tips in that regard to Nickelback?) ‘Breath of Life’ is another engaging song from the talented U.K. act.
The ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ soundtrack hits stores May 29, according to Stereogum.
Listen to Florence + the Machine’s ‘Breath of Life’