Leave it little adorable Londoner Florence Welch to remind me that the best five months of my life are over. Every once in a while, I catch a snapshot of Florence (Italy, that is) in a magazine or website article and reminisce about the eye-opening experiences I had. Welch, a.k.a. Florence & the Machine, recently covered Beirut’s “Postcards from Italy”, which was a mainstay on every playlist I made in Europe. The cover sees Florence in a quieter mood, a far cry from her usually quirky and manic stylings (see: Regina Spektor on synths).
“Postcards from Italy” may go down as one of the most nostalgia-inducing songs of all time; not just because of my special connection to it, but because of the mood of the track as a whole. Zach Condon is a genius songwriter and Florence most definitely does him justice. Also check Beirut performing the song live on the Black Sessions below.
For those of you looking for more from the little lady, head on over to Neon Gold and check out a remix of her song “Rabbit Heart”, which I definitely recommend.