Part of the magic behind Florence Welch’s commanding vocals lies in her ability to convey tremendous heartbreak, tension and triumph — sometimes all at once.
Welch and company’s performance may just be the best we’ve seen so far, though, thanks to their goosebumps-worthy arrangement. Whereas Bieber and Jack Ü made the track into a summery, dance floor-ready jam, this rendition’s practically made to usher in the autumn. The band takes the song’s emotion to soaring new heights by slowing it down and building tension around Welch’s aching vocals. Get ready — you’ll feel this one.
Florence + The Machine recently released a stunning double-feature video for “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost,” two tracks from their recent third album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. And in further proof that they’re true cover song experts, they performed Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These” at Glastonbury this summer in a fitting homage to Dave Grohl, who had to cancel the Foos’ set after breaking his leg.