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“Spectrum” is all about true joy, light, and positivity, as opposed to the usual irony, coldness, and skepticism found in a lot of contemporary popular music. The song highlights the result of a relationship reaching its full spectrum, thus producing an illuminating love that will shine forever. When asked about the song in an interview with BBC’s Newsbeat, Florence Welch said that the song “has a lot to do with rainbows and prisms.”

Dave LaChappelle, the director of the song’s video, spoke about it in a behind-the-scenes clip, saying:” This song is one of the brightest, and obviously one with a positive message on the record…It’s big and it’s colorful and I started thinking about color and all the different color images in my head…This rainbow idea came up, and it’s just something about your work, and so that was kind of in my dream scenario.”

Release date

Released July 6, 2012


Florence Welch – Paul Epworth



Chart Rankings

In the UK, ‘Spectrum’ topped the Official Charts Company and was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for selling over 600.000 copies. In the US, it topped the Dance Club Songs and peaked at number 35 on the Hot Rocks Songs, but didn’t enter the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The single topped the charts in Hungary, Ireland and Scotland, and reached the top 10 charts in Australia, Belgium, New Zealand and Portugal. It was certified Triple Platinum in Australia, Platinum in New Zealand and Gold in both Belgium and Italy. The (IFPI) in Denmark certified it Gold for number of streams over 900.000.

Artist’s age on release date

Florence and the Machine had been active for 5 years when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Selected (Soku cover) – Jocelyn Scofield – Chains – Gavin Mikhail – Laura Oakes (The Voice UK 2013) – Pien, Lore & Tine (The Voice Kids Belgium) – Other amateur artists covered this song on Youtube

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