One of the most iconic artists (at least Annie would say so) recently dropped a song that makes us feel POWERFUL. Today, we bring you an episode all about King by Florence + The Machine. We also fangirl about Julia Nunes listening to our last episode and our upcoming concerts! But really, this ep is all about how women should be able to have it all. Catch us using "I am no mother, I am no bride, I am king" in every conversation.
From "Who Let The Dogs Out?" to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", all sorts of songs ask questions. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot are joined by production staff to share their favorite question songs. Plus Jim and Greg review new albums by Kendrick Lamar and Florence + The Machine.
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Kendrick Lamar, "United in Grief," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022
Kendrick Lamar, "Mirror," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022
Kendrick Lamar, "Auntie Diaries," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022
Kendrick Lamar, "Mother I Sober (feat. Beth Gibbons)," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022
Kendrick Lamar, "We Cry Together," Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, Top Dawg Entertainment, 2022
Florence + The Machine, "King," Dance Fever, Polydor, 2022
Florence + The Machine, "Free," Dance Fever, Polydor, 2022
Florence + The Machine, "Girls Against God," Dance Fever, Polydor, 2022
The Shirelles, "Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow," Tonight's the Night, Scepter, 1960
Barry Mann, "Who Put the Bomp," Who Put The Bomp, ABC, 1961
Tubeway Army, "Are 'Friends' Electric?," Replicas Redux, Atco, 1979
Baha Men, "Who Let the Dogs Out," Who Let the Dogs Out, S-Curve, 2000
Pixies, "Where is My Mind?," Surfer Rosa, 4AD, 1988
The Clash, "Should I Stay or Should I Go," Combat Rock, Epic, 1982
Rina Sawayama, "Who's Gonna Save U Now," SAWAYAMA, Dirty Hit, 2020
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding," Armed Forces, Radar, 1979
Dolly Parton, "Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That," White Limozeen, Columbia, 1989
The Chi-Lites, "Have You Seen Her," (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People, Brunswick, 1971
A Tribe Called Quest, "Can I Kick It?," People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, Jive, 1990
Tupac Shakur, Mos Def, "Can U C the Pride In the Panther," The Rose That Grew From Concrete Volume 1, Interscope, 2000
Pulp, "Do You Remember the First Time?," His 'n' Hers, Island, 1994
R.E.M., "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?," Monster, Warner, 1994
Aimee Mann, "Red Vines," Bachelor No. 2 (Or, the Last Remains of the Dodo), Superego, 1999
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Across five studio albums, Florence and the Machine has explored genres from pop to punk and soul; the band’s most recent record, “Dance Fever,” just came out. Florence Welch, the group’s singer and main songwriter, is by turns introspective and theatrical, poetic and confessional. She sat down with John Seabrook at The New Yorker Festival in 2019 to reflect on her band’s rapid rise to stardom. She also spoke about her turn toward sobriety after years of heavy drinking. “The first year that I stopped, I felt like I’d really lost a big part of who I was and how I understood myself,” she says. “What I understood is that that was rock and roll, and, if you couldn’t go the hardest, you were letting rock and roll down.” But eventually getting sober let her connect more deeply with fans and with the music. “To be conscious and to be present and to really feel what’s going on—even though it’s painful, it feels like much more a truly reborn spirit of rock and roll,” she says.
No matter what hemisphere you’re in, a solstice is upon us. And what better way to ring it in than with a heart-to-rabbit heart on British pop music’s sacred moon child, Florence Welch (and, of course, her Machine).In Cycle 7’s premiere episode, Andy and Drew are accompanied by Sydney drag monarch Peach Fuzz (aka Anthony Severino) to tackle the band’s debut offering Lungs. From the celestial rapture of "Cosmic Love" to the vigorous uproar of "Kiss With a Fist", the trio share their elemental experiences of the album and examine why us queer folks are so attracted to the esoteric.Light a candle, drape yourself in chiffon and get ready to howl at the night sky because, bitch, the dog days ain’t over. Visit our online home at auralfixationpodcast.com, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, or go old school and email us at email@example.com. You can follow Andy on @andrewdoyouthinkyouare, Drew on @with.all.drew.respect, and Peach at @peachykween_. And don't forget to check out this episode's big, blue, beautiful playlist.Our big gay thanks to Anthony Garvin and the team at Forbes Street Studios in Sydney. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land this podcast episode was recorded on, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
CBS News' Anthony Mason interviews Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch in London about writing her latest album, "Dance Fever," during the pandemic. Welch told friends she would stop making music after her last tour – but she tells Mason her creativity is a compulsion, and when inspiration strikes she can't help but see it through.