Lost In A Melody

Kudos to Florence for not getting some knob-twiddler to work Top 40 magic on new single Lover To Lover, but at the end of the day it’s not her most exciting track and the video is a bit beige.

This formula was brilliant the first time Calvin did it, it was cute the second time, it was nice the third time and the fourth time it started to get mildly annoying. Now we’re on the fifth recycle and it’s just getting ridiculous. Nowhere near as good as the Spectrum remix and it sounds like a poor man’s Titanium to be honest.

Florence & The Machine has done a pretty stunning video for Spectrum, with the help of nutcase David LaChapelle. My only issue? I bet all the indie kids who are having an orgasm over this are the kind of people of would overlook her ridiculous wig and product placement for expensive watches, but would be the first to drag more commercial artists down for doing the same.

FYI I love the bit where Flo drops her cape and the red-haired ballerina is also mouthing along to the song.

Florence has become the latest warbler to ride the one-trick pony that is Calvin Harris. Didn’t see that one coming.

Cool beans

The thing I like most about this video is seeing Florence against a city backdrop. After coming to think of her as some woodland nymph who only visits old churches, it was a bit of a surprise to watch her running down some street and parading around on the top of a tall building.

Something like that anyway.

I can’t lie, this looks pre-recorded and even then the vocals are all over the fucking place. It’s funny how someone like Cheryl Cole would get slaughtered for doing that, but all the indie journos and fans will probably say this was fantastic and showed up all the contestants.

I hate double standards. But I love this song, so it’s not all bad.

  1. Florence + The Machine and product placement do not go well together (Piaget watch, if you’re wondering)
  2. This song gets better and better every time I hear it
  3. Anyone else get an Eyes Wide Shut vibe from the video? Brilliant


Well it’s no Drumming Song, but it’s much better than I was expecting. It has one of my favourite things in it too - haunting female vocals with a sinister male backing vocal (hello Tori Amos!).

Where did all the budget go though? :-(

God, I could sit and watch this woman all day! She always makes such amazingly pretty music videos!

Dog Days Are Over is of course a recent re-release and still as brilliant as it was before. Cosmic Love is the proper new single (and the last from Lungs) and what a way to finish. Pretty much the same format as every other song by her, but that’s a good thing don’t worry.

Can’t wait to hear the new material!

You either love her or you hate her I guess. Boasting the same kind of sickly sweet voice that Florence, Marina, and Shakira have been warbling for some time now, Diana Vickers has been slowly but surely recovering from NOT winning X-Factor, and has just stormed the charts with this shiny, little number.

I heard it ages ago, but only did it feel like a good time to say what I think. First off, love the video. You can’t go wrong with a basket-full of costume changes these days. She’s looking prettier than she ever did on reality television anyway.

Secondly, the song takes a couple of plays to really sound good, but the chorus is instantly infectious. She’s done pop in her own little, sweet way, refusing to do anything obviously post-Simon Cowell. And good for her.

Perfect for summer. And I bet the rest of the album will follow in a similar sunny vein too.