In his monthly column, Virgin Radio’s Kris Fade dissects albums old and new
Florence and the Machine
Lungs 3/5 I’ll admit it – one of my favourite shows on TV is Sex and the City. There, I said it – I got it off my chest and it feels better. The final scene in the final series is one of utter joy and happiness when Carrie (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) receives a call from John, aka Mr Big, while Florence and the Machine’s ‘You got the Love’ plays in the background.
Florence and the Machine is the recording name of indie rock artist and singer Florence Welch and a collaboration of other artists who provide backing music. The band’s sound has been described as a mix of rock, soul, classical, fusion and jazz and, with that in mind, their latest album, Lungs, delivers a unique sound that will have your ears begging for more. ‘I’m Not Calling You a Liar’ kicks off with a harp and the angelic voice of Florence – if you can imagine Enya meets Missy Higgins meets Sinead O’Connor meets Evanescence, you’ll be on the right track.
It’s not my usual choice of music for a drive up Emirates Road, but for a change of pace on a hot summer’s day, this album hits the spot. And the fact that Lungs remained within the top 10 on the UK charts for 25 weeks means I’m not the only one with the same thought.