Track of the Day: ‘Addicted to Love’ by Florence + the Machine
So this weekend, Rick and Simon have kindly handed over the “Track of the Day” duties to me. Not to brag (I totally am) but I will be seeing Florence + the Machine tonight in Chicago. Show’s sold out suckas! Anyways this weekend’s track of the day will be dedicated to Florence Welch, the lead singer of Florence + the Machine. She is one of the best new artists out there mixing Gothic soul with indie rock. She has a distinctive and booming voice, instantly recognizable. You may have seen her at this year’s Oscars where she performed the nominated song “If I Rise” from 127 Hours in place of Dido.
Yesterday I chose to feature “You Got the Dirtee Love”, a remix of her song “You Got the Love”, which came off of her debut album Lungs. Today, I am going with my favorite song of Florence Welch’s, “Addicted to Love”, a song you will have to search for. It is available on both Lungs (Deluxe Edition) and Lungs – The B-Sides. This is another cover song, this time of Robert Palmer’s 1986 song. It was also released exclusively as a digital single. I love the song’s instrumentation and I love it’s meaning. The song suits Welch’s style and themes so well.