This acoustic cover came on my iPod and it just sort of stopped me in my tracks. I forgot this song and more importantly, how much I love it–the recorded version and the acoustic performance both.
Beauty exudes from Florence and the Machine in all forms but it’s this acoustic version that really gets me. There’s a little side story here that I’m not going to go tell but let’s say it helped about a year ago.
It’s fitting that I’ve rediscovered this spring. Things change but good music remains through it all. I realized as I sat down and listened that over time, moods shift like sands but the support and the crutch that certain songs like Cosmic Love provided aren’t forgotten. Further, as I listened, it provided a soundtrack for my reminiscing.
Here’s the version from their performance at KEXP. Enjoy.