Florence + the Machine

London-born Florence Welch boasts a mesmerizing powerhouse of a voice that blurs genre lines between soul, baroque pop and beyond — and it’s the latter point, the otherworldly nature of her voice, that helped make her band Florence + the Machine’s 2009 debut ‘Lungs’ an international hit. Specifically, her breakthrough single, ‘Dog Days Are Over,’ was a favorite among critics that also received plenty of radio play. Propelled by that critical claim, the fiery-haired British singer — backed by a rotating lineup of musicians — kept up that momentum with her follow-up, ‘Ceremonials.’ Building upon the celestial-like sound of ‘Lungs,’ the 2011 album fit neatly within the singer-songwriter’s catalog. Its lead track, ‘Shake It Out’ rivaled ‘Dog Days Are Over’ in popularity, earning Florence + the Machine a Grammy for Best Pop/Duo Performance, while the album was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Florence Welch Performs on London Underground
Not long after attending hip-hop prodigy Kendrick Lamar's sold-out gig at the Hammersmith Apollo venue in London on Sunday (Jan. 20) night, Florence Welch was spotted riding the London Underground subway home -- and busting out an impromptu a cappella version of her hit Florence + the Machine s…
‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer – What’s the Song?
After the release of Baz Luhrmann‘s big-screen adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ was pushed back a few months, a new promo was unveiled in the interim. The clip pairs scenes from the upcoming flick with Florence + the Machine’s ‘Bedroom Hymns,’ a tune that’s well-suited for the dramatic plot. The fil…
Florence Welch Joining the Rolling Stones for London Show?
The Rolling Stones have a history of inviting eclectic acts to support them on the road. In recent years, everyone from Sugar Ray to Sheryl Crow has opened for the Biggest Band on Earth, and tomorrow night (Nov. 29), that list will reportedly grow to include Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine.

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