Single Review – Florence + The Machine – What Kind of Man

Florence and the machine return to announce their first studio album since 2011’s Ceremonials with their third LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful which will arrive at the very start of June. The first two efforts have been solid to advanced and there’s obviously a lot of talent within them, but there is certainly potential for more and there is no better time to do so than by your third album. The title track is a strung out and faded track with rising and falling orchestral sections that feature rather grand brass elements in what is a dramatic and well formed track. ‘What Kind of Man’ features more vocals and they begin the track in perfect isolation until the song takes a sudden, low slung rock turn with bursts of grinding riffs and a stomp-like percussion. These slip in and out between more smooth transitions led by her vocals and are given an enthused drama and grandeur. It’s not a wondrous track, but it is certainly one that is produced and arranged very effectively and is promising of the album to come.

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