So, I was finding so much good stuff on Reddit and I wanted to share this beautifully poignant song by Florence and the Machine called Shake It Out. To understand how she feels about music, you just need to listen to this song or perhaps listen to her motivations as she describes on their site:
“I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you’re being sucked down into the ocean and you can’t breathe,” says Florence Welch. “It’s something overwhelming and all-encompassing that fills you up, and you’re either going to explode with it, or you’re just going to disappear.”
Seriously, how is this not the best description of a good reason to create something that not only touches you, but also touches others around you?!? And truly, their music is really everything that she wants. It’s uplifting and soul-opening and everything found in the most perfect sound that a musician can make.
Magic really does exist and it comes from the imagination of those who open their hearts and souls to it. Anyone tells you otherwise, well, they’ve never experienced that perfect moment of creation!
Now, enjoy them again in Drumming Song (really powerful – I am in love with this song):