LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Cassandra
Florence Welch is the ultimate fairy nymph. She made her aesthetic and stuck to it and has just continued to evolve throughout the years. Dance Fever is cathartic and theatric with Welch's powerful voice and lyrics leading this project. Tracks like King, Free and Daffodil highlight how much Florence Welch has when it comes to singing- something we've seen in all her past work, but this time it all builds and releases. The climax of King is absolutely beautiful. Morning Elvis and Dream Girl Evil has some of the best lyrics Welch has offered so far in her career, with Dream Girl Evil show a sensual side to her music we've never really seen before.
The instrumentals on this are just wonderful, as well. They're sweeping and beautiful and help create even more of this natural-based sound Florence Welch always aims for. The use of violins, harps and other assorted wind and string instruments throughout this record help make this record so beautiful.
Dance Fever is wonderful.