Florence and The Machine won the VMA for Best Art Direction last night (Sept. 12) and moments later Florence Welch proved just why they deserved the award; the lead singer gave a riveting performance of "Dog Days Are Over," off their internationally platinum album "Lungs."
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Using visually-stunning choreography, Florence effortlessly laid on a rotating platform while dancers pranced around, looking like they were doing a famous swimming scene from a Busby Berkeley movie. Then, on one knee, she belted out the lyrics, "Leave all your love and your loving behind you," before giving a show-stopping solo. As the music faded and the lights turned dim, she resembled a female banshee crying out for a loved-one. She definitely would've made veteran art-pop pioneer Kate Bush proud.
In other Florence and The Machine news, a video for their song "Heavy In Your Arms" off of the "Twilight: Eclipse" soundtrack premièred today, which shows the singer being dragged and carried through fields of grass and dirt by an unknown man.