If you don’t know who Florence Welch is, her London-bred band Florence + the Machine, is responsible for the one-hit wonder “Dog Days are Over.” Let me define what I mean by one-hit wonder. One-hit wonder in the sense that the rest of the world, including yourself probably, has not been able to process the sheer brilliance that is her debut album “Lungs.” Shame on you for not listening to anything other than the Top 40.
Florence + the Machine’s sophomore album, “Ceremonials” is currently creeping through music headlines, with a set release date October 31. F&TM have already personally leaked two of the singles from the album, “What The Water Gave Me,” and last week’s, “Shake It Out.”
Famed British music mag NME, has been on constant coverage of this anticipated album. In fact, “Shake It Out” topped NME’s 10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week list. My opinion? I think they hit this track spot on. With a message of no regrets through the lyrics, “and it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off, oh whoa,”a strong drum emphasis, and a creepy keyboard backing the track, I can’t wait for the rest of the album.
Here are the first two leaked tracks from the album, and the Spotify link for “Lungs”. Take a listen to everything; you won’t be disappointed.
“Shake It Out”:
“What the Water Gave Me”:
Oh, and PS if you don’t get this title or don’t find it funny, you probably should reevaluate your life. Oh, and read your twitter feed.