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Throwback to Florence + The Machine’s “No Light, No Light”

Florence Welch singing at one of her concerts (Courtesy of Facebook).

“No Light, No Light,” was released on Florence + The Machine’s second studio album, “Ceremonials,” on Oct. 28, 2011. The song was released as a single that following January. “No Light, No Light” is about a fragile relationship and the frustrations of trying to keep it together, even when it is so clearly not working. It was the first song madeĀ for the album, being written on their tour in Amsterdam. In an interview with MTV News, Florence Welch, the band’s lead singer, said that they “recorded the sound of the bus moving, a real drone-y bass sound, and that’s the intro.” If you listen for it, you can hear what she is talking about. The music video for “No Light, No Light” was released on Nov. 18, 2011, and is by far one of the weirdest and most intense music videos I have ever seen. Throughout the video, there is a contortionist dancing very intensely, and later in the video he stabs a voodoo doll, sending Welch off a building in New York City. While the video is strange and creepy, the song itself is incredible and Welch’s voice is strong as always.

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