M got me some new music for Christmas and of the CDs, "Lungs" by Florence and the Machine, has turned into a favorite of mine. I'm not a musician, so I usually don't focus on music in t.v. shows or in movies, M on the other hand, is, and does. When she got me this CD she reminded me that Glee had done a cover of her song and that she and her band were the musical guest on a recent episode of Saturday Night Live. She was also on the Grammy Awards this week doing the number in tribute to Aretha Franklin. Okay, whatever, I didn't remember them, or so I thought.
Then, the first time I heard track #1, "Dog Days Are Over" I immediately recognized it. I also liked it. There aren't any lyrics that come with the CD, so I had to listen to it frequently to begin to understand what she was singing. I like the energy, the interesting musical choices, and changes in the music in this song. It strikes me as a joyous song, unlike some of the other songs on the CD.
The more I listen to this CD, the more I recognize music that must have been in movie or t.v. soundtracks that I didn't think I was paying attention to, such as Rabbit Heart a/k/a "Raise it up," or the Drumming Song.
There are also funny tracks on this CD such as this one, "Kiss with a Fist." The tempo of songs on this CD is all over the place, fast, slow, moderate, quirky tempo. The lyrics vary as much as the music. If I had to categorize this type of music, it would have to be a combination of Pop and Ecclectic. I've honestly not heard a CD quite like this before. Give it a listen, it just might grow on you as it has done me.