British indie/ alternative rock band, Florence + the Machine, is one of the most celebrated rock bands of this era, having won a critic’s choice award and being nominated at the Grammy’s for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for their song “What Kind of Man.”
With award nominations for her songs and as an artists, award wins, radio play, and charting songs as well, Florence + the Machine has proven quite an indie powerhouse since 2009. Her soulful, wistful voice are complemented by airy, rhythmic lyrics.
These lyrics repetitively say “You’re always on my mind” and evokes themes of nature and the movie it is recorded for, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which based on the book series by Ransom Riggs, and is directed by Tim Burton, the mastermind behind hit Disney movies like 2005’s Corpse Bride and 1993’s The Nightmare before Christmas (my favorite) and also 2005’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Florence + the Machine, fronted by Florence Welch, has always struck me with its baroque yet retro, art-rock sound. Welch’s undeniably powerful, resounding vocals always fill the room with joy. Her songs like “Dog Days are Over”, a metrical, resonating melody off of debut album, “Lungs”, “Shake it Off”, a slower, meaningful song featuring and accentuating her voice, off of second album, “Ceremonials”, “What Kind of Man” a heavy rock song that resonates a retro feel, “Delilah”, a catchy and fun song, and “Ship to Wreck”, a tambourine-heavy indie, rock song, from her latest (2015) album, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.” The song uses metaphors from aquatic life and environment, entailing self-defeating behaviors.
Florence + the Machine frontwoman, Florence Welch.
The film’s director, Tim Burton.
Still from film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Film based on book series.