Please, do not make me choose just one. I am in love with a lot of songs from different genres and it is so damn hard to choose just one!
I am known to flout challenges like this by tweaking the answer, sometimes even tweaking the question (haha) and this time is no different – I will choose one song but it is not the absolute favourite (yet?)
(Follow the song name to go to the Youtube video, and the band name for the band website!)
I love this song because it is beautiful. Everything about the song is wonderful – the lyrics is as powerful and touching as all Flo’s songs are, and very poetic too!
Here is the first verse:
Regrets collect like old friends,
here to relieve your darkest moment
I can see no way, I can see no way.
And all of the ghouls come out to play
And every demon wants his pound of flesh
But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues drawn
It’s always darkest before the dawn
And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind
I could never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way…
See what I mean? I feel so at home with Flo’s lyrics. It’s beautiful. The melody and music is enchanting – it feels wonderful. The mood is complex, layered. Flo’s voice is unique and strong. I also love the romanticism of their songs and the theatricality of their performances. This is one great band! This song, Shake It Out, is from their Ceremonials album, which is a great album – give it a listen and you’ll see what I mean. Lungs, their first commercial release (if I am not mistaken) is full of powerful, mind-blowing songs as well.
There you have it – my current favourite and obsession – Shake It Out. (Shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, shake it out, whoa!)