How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence Welch is my dream spirit animal, meaning I wish I was as cool and fierce and powerful and awesome and talented as she is. I’ve been waiting for a new album since Ceremonials came out in 2011. Considering all three singles she’s released so far are brilliant, I think this album is going to be well worth the wait.
“What Kind of Man” and “St Jude” both have haunting beginnings with deep, chill-worthy vocals. Each single takes you on a journey from beginning to end as it transforms into something new as the song develops. “What Kind of Man” has a powerful message and there isn’t a more powerful or perfect voice to carry that message than Welsh’s.
Welsh told NME that this upcoming album has a much different theme than Ceremonials. “The new album became about trying to learn how to live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it”
I cannot wait to listen to the rest of this album so I can stop just listening to the singles on repeat. I’m also curious if the ocean is a recurring theme in the album because of the title. We will have to stay tuned.