I’m half-watching the BBC3 coverage of Radio 1’s Big Weekend & they’ve just shown a rather startling cover of the house classic You Got The Love by The Source & Candi Staton by (one of) this year’s great white hopes, Florence & The Machine. As with Candi Staton in the original, Florence Welch provides absolutely stunning vocals but the pounding house beat and soaring synths are replaced with a much more organic sound; all plucked acoustic guitar, sweeping strings, stripped back piano &, if I’m not mistaken, a little bit of harp.
Whatever is in there, it sounds bloody marvellous: keeping the overwhelming sense of loss and pain that made the original a real-life bitter-sweet symphony. It seems like this has been out for a fair while already but, unafraid as I am to jump on bandwagons as they thunder past, You’ve Got The Love by Florence & The Machine is pretty much guaranteed to be one of my favourite tracks this summer.
Having seen her do this as the last song of a concert in a church on Monday this week – I have to agree with you in the most whole hearted way
hi do you reckon you could ind the music or chords or anythign for this song because i am trying to find them but cant i have looked everywhere.thanks
A quick Google found this – hope it helps.