<em>How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful</em>

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Florence + The Machine’s New Album Soars

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Is an Action-Packed Indie-Rock Album

Despite breaking her foot after jumping off the Coachella stage during weekend one, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine effortlessly still put on a thrilling and electrifying performance weekend two. And then, just like that, she released her action-packed indie-rock album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, polished with her charming, soulful voice. “Ship to Wreck” opens this album with personable and catchy lyrics and vibrant sounds, and as expected, the rest of the tracks are filled with feel-good, head-bobbing, toe-tapping songs — some slow, some fast. The deluxe album includes three bonus songs and two demos. I don’t know how, but Florence + The Machine has outdone itself again.

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