If her voice wasn’t enough to make you love her, this video of singer Florence Welch serenading a hospital patient will do the trick.
The lead singer of Florence and the Machine — a woman who summons thunderstorms at Lollapalooza and who dances like a mad woman anytime she’s on stage — took a break from her How Big How Beautiful tour to visit a hospice facility in Austin, Texas. Welch, along with band mate Rob Ackroyd, performed an acoustic version of her hit single “Shake It Out” for a young fan who had bought tickets but was unable to make it to the group’s concert because of her illness.
Just a warning: before you view this video, make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy. Watching Welch sing a duet with the young girl — who knows how to harmonize by the way — and get the room full of people taping the performance in on it too will melt your heart. We’re not sure how many songs Welch performed for the teen (there’s a video following the “Shake It Out” cover that has her singing another favorite “Dog Days Are Over”) but it’s pretty amazing that an artist like Welch, who’s known for bringing crazy amounts of energy to every gig she performs, still has enough left over to give a private concert the day after a huge show.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Florence Welch you are a goddess.
(Via Austin Hospice)