It's been a while since I saw Florence Welch perform live. The last time was back in 2007 before her mega album Lungs came out and took over the world.
Florence has always blown me away - from that performance upstairs in the Lock Tavern supporting an unknown Kate Nash - to tonight.
Gliding on stage in what looked like a silky nightie, she showed off her new hits from Ceremonials. Posing and twirling around the stage, she captivated the sold out (celeb filled) Hackney Empire. Florence has utter control over the powerful machine that is her voice.
But it was her performance of Cosmic Love that had me welling up. She's a true icon of our generation and this album will escalate her to the stars.