How to Learn Singing “Breath of Life” from Florence + the Machine

How to Learn Singing “Breath of Life” by Florence + the Machine

If you’re a fan of Florence + the Machine and have been mesmerized by the powerful vocals in their song “Breath of Life,” you might be wondering how to learn singing it yourself. In this article, we will provide you with practical advice and resources from Singing Carrots to help you master this song and its unique vocal technique.

The Unique Vocal Technique in “Breath of Life”

One of the standout features in “Breath of Life” is the use of powerful belting. Florence Welch, the lead singer of Florence + the Machine, showcases her impressive vocal range and control by seamlessly transitioning between her chest voice and head voice. This technique adds a raw and emotional quality to the song.

This unique vocal technique is not limited to “Breath of Life” alone. You can find similar belting techniques in other popular songs by artists like Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”) and Beyoncé (“Halo”). Learning to master belting will not only help you sing “Breath of Life” but also introduce you to a versatile vocal technique that can be applied to various genres.

Practical Tips and Singing Carrots Resources

Now that you understand the vocal technique used in “Breath of Life,” let’s explore some practical tips and Singing Carrots resources that will aid you in learning and perfecting this song:

  • Start by discovering your vocal range using Singing Carrots’ Vocal Range Test. This will help you understand the vocal range needed to sing “Breath of Life” comfortably.
  • Work on your breath support by practicing breathing exercises mentioned in Singing Carrots’ Breath Support article. Proper breath control is essential for executing powerful belting.
  • Learn about voice registers and vocal break from Singing Carrots’ Voice Registers & Vocal Break article. This knowledge will help you navigate between your chest voice and head voice smoothly.
  • Focus on maintaining an open mouth and throat while singing, as explained in Singing Carrots’ Open Mouth & Throat article. This will enhance your vocal resonance and projection.
  • Practice vocal warm-ups and exercises for range and agility using Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training. This resource will help you develop the vocal strength and flexibility needed to tackle the challenging passages in “Breath of Life.”
  • Listen to recordings of Florence + the Machine performing “Breath of Life” to understand the nuances of the song and how Florence Welch interprets it. This will help you add your own emotion and interpretation while singing.

By utilizing these practical tips and Singing Carrots’ resources, you’ll be well on your way to mastering the vocal technique and intricacies of “Breath of Life” by Florence + the Machine. Enjoy the journey of learning and expressing yourself through this captivating song!