Friday, July 9, 2010

Florence + The Machine - Heavy In Your Arms

The collection of films based on the Twilight Saga are immensely popular.  While the movies seem to be aimed towards the teenage girl population, the soundtracks for the series are incredibly varied.  The albums consist of mostly indie rock bands with a few major names mixed in.  The "big name" tracks are usually the songs chosen to be the lead single for radio play.  Muse's "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" led the release of the Eclipse soundtrack.  Although it wasn't chosen for radio play, I feel that Florence + The Machine's "Heavy In your Arms" is the true standout song on the album.

Florence + The Machine is the stage name for Florence Welch and her always changing band.  Their song on the soundtrack is infectious.  It has a thumping beat and a chorus that every artist should be jealous of.  Florence's voice is extremely powerful.  You can hear the pure intensity of it during the final chorus of, "I'm so heavy, heavy, heavy in your arms.".  I love the dark feeling in the song.  It has just enough echo to complete the vibe.

Florence + The Machine released their album, Lungs, last year.  The album does not contain this song.  The only way to obtain "Heavy In Your Arms" is to buy the Eclipse soundtrack.  I say it's worth the purchase.  The album also features many other great songs by bands of the same genre.  The first time I heard "Heavy In Your Arms", I was stunned.  Give it a listen, you'll be captivated.


  1. Thanks for doing this song! I think it's the best one on the CD and after I listen to it, it ALWAYS get stuck in my head.

  2. I completely agree! I am a TWIFANATIC and I enjoy all of the soundtracks and scores, but this one is my favorite. It is worth buying the whole album. All of the songs are awesome. Good taste. "Heavy in Your Arms" just got me the moment I heard it.