There's no hiding my affection for all things Florence Welch. I've got the love for her + the machine. I can see no way, I can see no way to live without their music. Whenever life goes back to normal my first ink will be FATM related. DOL diehards know the night I saw Florence + the Machine on ringwald was one of the most cathartic experiences of my life. Her music means the world to me. Florence is the closest thing to an Angel walking this planet and I'll blindly defend her to the death. I dropped the first IMOperfect set for Flo not that long ago on this very publication in her honor.
It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway; It made me soooooooooooooooo proud to be a fan of her's (+ the machine) when Flo announced yesterday (April 16th, 2020) that at midnight FATM would be releasing a track that didn't make High as Hope for the Intensive Care Society. Sure, I didn't know what the Intensive Care Society was at first, but based on my grasp of the English language I could assume it's for good. After further research it most certainly is. What a great cause for the Queen of Peace to get behind. As more and more of the world's ugly realities are exposed to ya boi on a daily basis; knowing that at least for a moment, one of my favorite people in popular culture is actually the good person they portray is refreshing.
I find the inner workings of the music industry so fascinating. What goes into the decision making for what does or doesn't make the final cut of the record? Despite all the great things I just said about Florence I'll be to first to admit I didn't love High as Hope; a little too slow and stripped for my liking. But it really is funny how things work out; Light of Love didn't make the cut back in 2018, but now it makes more sense than ever giving the lyrical content and our current life predicament.
"Don't go blindly into the dark, in every one of us shines the light of love"
This almost makes me forget my unemployment still hasn't come in this week!