”i want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree or off a tall building or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe. It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you’re either going to explode with it, or you’re just going to disappear” – florence welch

…no light no light…

there’s something about first hearing a studio recording of a song, and then getting the chance to witness the beauty of it live. florence and the machine’s single no light no light from their 2012 album ceremonials is a great example.  however, no matter which way the song is heard a darkness can be truly attributed within the lost lyrics and feeling.

recently, florence and the machine created an mtv unplugged session in New York’s oldest synagogue building, the angel orensanz center, with brightly colored candles, stained glass windows and dim lighting, perfectly fitting for an angelic funeral of sorts.

one of those moments that seemed so perfect was watching florence welch effortlessly glow while stripping down “no light no light” to a soft acoustic intensity, where each time she sang the melody rose against heavenly harp stings pulled ever so gently against the sound of light piano keys drifting off in the background.


mp3: florence and the machine: no light no light
(live, mtv unplugged, 2012)


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