Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine

Florence & the machine is one of my favorite indie rock bands. There’s this grittiness to their sound, the themes are often deep and the music is as much of a highlight as Florence Welch’s super powerful vocals. This lends a unique anthem like quality to their music which I abosultely love and find so very refreshing.  It was hard to pick one song out of their stable and I decided to go with this one.

The contrast between slightly more upbeat chorus with the lighter yet more contemplative tone of the verse makes this stand out for me. Florence’s high energy and powerful high notes speak of attachment to turmoil and carefree abandon at the same time, which makes this very unique. The writing is good too. My favorite line:

“And I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t.

So here’s to drinks in the dark at the end of my road”


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