Florence + the Machine

Florence + the Machine

It’s somewhat inevitable that cover versions tend to pale in comparison to the original outcome of creative genius, although there are a few exceptions, but Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine does a pretty good job of maintaining the vulnerable purity of the Beirut’s ‘Postcards from Italy’ whilst injecting her own distinctive and powerful vocal style…no sugary-femme high notes here.

Florence and the Machine – Postcards from Italy

There are a few other tracks on the last.fm and MySpace pages as well.

Here’s the original for comparison – in case you haven’t heard it, another one I’ve been playing on repeat in recent times.

Beirut – Postcards from Italy

(This is the one that’s on spotify, not the Florence cover)