Palau Sant Jordi will be overflowing on April 16th with the powerful sounds of Florence and the Machine as they promote their latest album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful (2015). Although not as eccentric and overstated as the previous two platinum albums, Lungs (2009) and Ceremonials (2011), this one shows a slightly deeper side to lead vocalist and songwriter, Florence Welch. She cites her experience of heartbreak as her main creative inspiration for the album, which is about “stripping down layers of things to hide behind: big sounds, big dresses, metaphor”.
On ‘St. Jude’ (the patron saint of lost causes), she encapsulates the more mellow side to herself, not a war-cry in sight. However, despite the soft vocal intro to ‘Delilah’, it soon breaks into the usual stadium-filling sound, with soaring vocals, making sure you’ll leave the show voiceless, all while getting a bit of a dance in. Hopefully throwing in a few of the old classics for good measure, this gig is sure to get you in the mood for more music as Barcelona’s festival season kicks off.
Tickets are available from €51.50. More information here.