A simple post from me – pen and ink drawing of Florence Welch, one of my favorite voices in the music world today. The photo I drew from comes from the little booklet in a Florence + the Machine CD on my rack. I didn’t do any pencil work on this first but jumped right in with the ink – always a challenge when you can’t erase. The bunny in her lap looks like some other kind of creature but…
That’s why it’s called sketching, I suppose.
Florence Welch doesn’t just have a powerful voice, she has a voice that you can feel inside when you listen to her, causing your heart to leap like its been given a blast of adrenaline. Her singing is explosive, dramatic, and stirring. Listening to her one is tempted to believe that music can, indeed, bring healing.
Today I want to share with you a video of Florence visiting a sick fan in hospital. The woman, Karinya, wanted to attend a local concert by Florence + the Machine but was too ill to do so. So the music came to her. This is an amazing moment where an artist looks face-to-face with someone and delivers perhaps the most meaningful version of “The Dog Days are Over” she’s ever sung. An unforgettable experience for both of them. Truly a heart-to-heart moment, a soul-to-soul moment. Beautiful.