Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Calvin Harris Does Florence


I've been a huge fan of Florence + The Machine since the beginning but Ceremonials just doesn't float my boat. It's not a bad album by any means but the spark - and quirky pop sensibility - that made Lungs one of the best debuts in recent memory is missing. That's not to say it's a complete waste of time. I have a soft spot for "Shake It Out" and "What The Water Gave Me" is a mysterious delight. You can now add the Calvin Harris mix of "Spectrum (Say My Name)" to that list. While the Scotsman appears to have completely lost the plot as a producer (that hideous Scissor Sisters' single is Exhibit A), he can still knock out a decent remix. Florence now has a towering club anthem to plug and it could be just what she needs to get European fans back on board. It's probably a little too dance for Australian radio but I approve and think a remix album is now officially warranted. Listen to Calvin breathe some life back into music's moodiest bitch below.

5 comments:

John said...

Florence has flirted with Top 40 airplay here in the States, but with Calvin appearing on three massive tracks at the moment, this may be the breakthrough her label's been looking for. I'm interested to hear what a radio edit of this sounds like.

Louisa said...

love your review! honest, but very true, her new stuff is now way near as good as her debut stuff

i have just started a music/film blog, check it out and lemme know what you think!

Louisa :)

http://musicfilmsect.blogspot.co.uk/

Me said...

Florenmce Wench is abysmally dull and she sounds like a drunkard doing karaoke while vomiting.

Jessica Mauboy said...

Florence is a cunt and her machine can suck on my arsehole. I hope her vaj gets poked at with pointy sticks so she stopped making hideous music. OMG, where's Paris when you need her. Now that's a vaj to poke at...mmmm!

Mike said...

I think Jessica needs to be sent back to Darwin for a time out...