If I could borrow an overused phrase from departed “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, “She could sing the phonebook!” Hopefully Florence Welch will not be releasing any of those tracks soon, but perhaps this can hold us over until we hear new music from her “+ the Machine” outfit.
Welch was in South London watching her friends in the band Sourberry perform when she decided to hop on stage, grab the microphone and a tequila shot, and cover Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” She didn’t stop there, continuing on to The Gossip’s “Standing In The Way of Control.”
The songstress is no stranger to covering other tracks, although she usually doesn’t crash a party in the process. She swung by Billboard a few years ago and brought Mario Winans “I Don’t Wanna Know” back to life. Back in 2011, she covered Drake’s “Take Care” for BBC. Last month, Welch put her spin on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” for a Human Rights Campaign benefit.
Fans of Florence + the Machine heard new music from the group in April, when the band wrote “Over the Love” for “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack. Welch told Style Magazine last August that her plan was to take a year off before she worked on the follow up to 2011’s Ceremonials.