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.
Watch Florence + the Machine Perform On ‘Graham Norton’
Florence Welch performs fully upright after breaking her foot at Coachella last month.
Listen to Florence and the Machine's Latest Track, 'Delilah'
With How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful hitting the streets in less than two weeks, Florence and the Machine have released yet another new track from the LP.
Florence + the Machine Premiere Video for 'Ship to Wreck'
After debuting the song last week, Florence + the Machine have shared the official video for the single, "Ship to Wreck."
Florence + the Machine's Third Album May Be Ready to Drop
Could Florence + the Machine's third studio album be ready for release?
10 of the Best Hip-Hop and R&B Covers by Alternative Artists
When an artist has the opportunity to cover a song -- especially one far outside their musical comfort zones -- the end results are always interesting.
Florence + the Machine to Headline Øya Festival 2015
Florence + the Machine have been quiet for the past few years, but with the announcement of their third album, we'll clearly be seeing them more in 2015.
Rolling Stones Invite Adele, Lady Gaga + Florence Welch to Hyde Park Festival in July
The Rolling Stones have invited Adele, Lady Gaga, Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch and Paloma Faith to perform at Barclaycard's British Summer Time Hyde Park festival this summer, the Sun reports. The gigs are set to take place on July 6 and July 13.
May the Florence Be With You
We all know that Florence Welch can sing — but can she act as well? According to a recent story in the Sun, Florence + the Machine's dynamic frontwoman is being considered for a “major part” in the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ trilogy.