🎡 Dance Fever (Florence and the Machine)

Listened 2022 studio album by Florence and the Machine from Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

Dance Fever is the fifth studio album by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine, released on 13 May 2022 by Polydor Records. Work on the album was originally scheduled for early 2020 in New York City; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, recording took place in London instead. Frontwoman Florence Welch has cited Iggy Pop as the biggest musical influence on the album which features a variety of styles, ranging from progressive pop to indie pop, disco, and industrial music.

The title and concept of Dance Fever originated in Welch’s fascination with choreomania, a social phenomenon in early modern Europe that involved groups of people dancing erratically.

Although much of the album feels like it is referencing the pandemic, many of the tracks were actually written before. Florence suggests that music has a way of tapping into things before they are present, like testing for an earthquake. Discussing the album, she states:

Anxiety never goes away, we just need to learn to dance with it.

In regards to production, I love Jack Antonoff’s conitnual exploration of the more suitable side of music.

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