Not sure about you, but when I was in high school, Florence + the Machine were one of the top bands on my CD list. Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine, has one of the greatest studio and in live voices this generation has ever seen. It's not anything like you've ever heard, it has a bit of rust to it that'll make you wanna listen to more. Born in England, Welch took on music at an early age. She went to school at the Camberwell College of Arts before dropping out to pursue her music career. While we hear a lot of those stories that don't turn out well, her destiny was set in stone. Fun fact: Before there was ever a Florence + the Machine, there was only 2 friends just making music together. That other frient was Isabella "Machine" Summers. After getting their big break at an open mic night, the rest was history. Releasing their debut album 'Lungs' in the Summer of 2009, they skyrocketed to enormous success. Peaking at Number 1 in the United Kingdom and at Number 2 in Ireland. Weeks later when the album was released in the United States, the album debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album chart. Fast forwarding to their second album, 'Ceremonials' went on to sell 1 million copies alone.
Her collaboration with Calvin Harris for 'Sweet Nothing' was her second big break in my opinion. That video alone has over 220 million views on YouTube. Released back in 2012, I still listen to it frequently. We've finally reached the present in Florence Welch's story. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is her latest album with hits such as 'What Kind of Man' and 'Ship To Wreck', this album is truly a heartbreak album. If you take the time to listen to the album in its entirety you'll really get a good glimpse at a horrible relationship that .. well I won't spoil it for you. Who knows if we'll get some new Florence + the Machine music soon or next year. What I know for a fact however, It'll be amazing.