Florence And The Machine Not 'Over' During VMAs Performance
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.