Indie rock siren Florence & The Machine takes on another iconic vocalist Tori Amos, with a new soaring cover of Amos’ classic 1994 single from Under The Pink, ‘Cornflake Girl’.
Along with the cover, Florence Welch also recorded a stripped-down version of her hit single ‘Hunger’ off her recent album High As Hope for a Spotify singles session.
With a voice that easily vacillates between delicate vulnerability and operatic heights, Welch is the perfect candidate to tackle one of Amos’s signature songs and was often compared to the 90s icon when she first came on the scene.
Welch captures the spirit of the original while also adding her own flair with her indomitable vocals and keeps the powerful piano line that resonates throughout the song. The singer also channels Amos on another recent cut ‘Patricia’, off her fourth album High As Hope as well as on most of her sophomore album Ceremonials, the only thing that’s missing is the Bösendorfer.
On her single ‘Hunger’, Welch managed to turn a raw confessional into a jubilant No. 1 hit.
Since the release of her album on 29 June, the singer has been hitting the summer festival circuit and embarked on a North American tour, with rising jazz star and tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington as an opener, who also contributed horn arrangements to the album.
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Welch is also in the running to win the prestigious Mercury Prize for High As Hope, which will take place tomorrow (Thursday) 20 September at London’s Eventim Apollo Theatre.
Florence + The Machine will continue their North American tour this fall before heading back to the UK to play Leeds on 15 November, followed by a series of UK dates before heading to Australia and Europe in January of next year.