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Florence & the Machine - Words and Music - 2009


Florence and the Machine's debut album is called Lungs and it's apparent that singer Florence Welch has quite a pair of them. In her teens she fronted hardcore bands that were influenced by Courtney Love and Green Day, but now, at age 23, Welch's love of Annie Lennox, Candi Staton, and Etta James is starting to become apparent.

Florence Welch stopped by Studio A to talk with me about some of her even earlier musical influences, including a Disney film.