Saturday, March 24, 2012

I never knew daylight could be so violent

Florence is like a fairy jumping from one genre to another and singing aloud the whole time with a strong and shaking voice. All the creatures around find themselves following her. I feel like it's the rabbit, the bear, the river, the bee and all the others singing in the background with her.

Genre: indie, alternative, ~gospel

About one year ago, Betül recommended me that song:

Florence & The Machine 1 by utku lutek on Grooveshark

Then, recently at work, I've heard No Light, No Light over and over and got a crush on it! After days of listening, I could classify it as religious-epic-indie :P. It's that song that pushed me to write about Florence because it filled me up with emotions (together with 'What the water gave me', a hymn for water). About the latter, she said:

"It's a song for the water, because in music and art what I'm really interested in are the things that are overwhelming. The ocean seems to me to be nature's great overwhelmer. When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who've lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning. It's about water in all forms and all bodies. It's about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frida Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title."

Florence & The Machine 2 by utku lutek on Grooveshark

Not surprisingly, these songs are from the Ceremonials [2011] album that really has a ceremonial sound, or a gospel one, if you want.

And yes, Kahlo has a painting called What the water gave me (Lo Que el Agua Me Dio). And the theme of the song is Virginia Woolf's death; her walking into the water with her pockets filled with stones.

Frida Kahlo - What the water gave me

From the previous album, Lungs [2009], I've chosen several songs touching several genres: Britpop (Dog days are over), strong chorus effect lead by Florence's intriguing vocal (Rabbit heart), grunge-like (Kiss with a fist), typical indie (My boy builds coffins), entertaining:) (Hurricane drunk), rock (You've got the love).

Florence & The Machine 3 by utku lutek on Grooveshark


Betül said...

Utku ya sen ne güzel bir insansin.
Ilk sarkiyi hatirlattigin için tesekkürler, pazarima renk geldi:) yazi da harika, bir yerden aldin baska yerlere götürdün!
No, Light, No Light <3

utkuKiyak said...

Betülcüm, çok sevindim beğendiğine. Bu blogu kurarkenki amacımız, hoş bir pazar günü, müzik üzerine edeceğimiz bir sohbeti, arda mesafe olduğu için internet üzerine taşımaktı. Bunun gerçekleştiğini görmek ve arka planda hoş şarkılar çalması çok güzel !