Florence + the Machine scored a top 10 hit on the Billboard 200 with Ceremonials, and here they are playing a version of “Shake It Out” from that record on The View. Florence is backed by a set of backing singers and a harp here, as well as her full band, but none of it swamps her soaring vocal style. “Shake It Out” was the first single to be lifted from Ceremonials, and it’s full of the kind of big-chorus flag waving Florence firmly established on Lungs. It’s almost Chris Martin-esque in its vastness, especially when she locks in with the gospel-tinged tones of her backing singers and the whole song is comfortably shifted into a space so gigantic that The View's tiny studio feels too small to contain it. Check it out below.
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