Florence + the Machine have done their fair share of stunning covers in all genres, from The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” to Jack Ü and Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now.” They can add a Fleetwood Mac classic to that list now as they performed a stripped-down version of “Silver Springs” at a charity concert in London on Friday.
With only piano, acoustic guitar, and tambourine, Florence Welch’s vocals soar, doing Stevie Nicks proud in this soulful, folk-rock take. She fully looked the part as well, with her hair in a braided crown and wearing a flowing, boho maxi dress. Florence + the Machine has actually covered Fleetwood Mac before, singing “The Chain” at Glastonbury in 2010, but we prefer this more unvarnished performance ourselves. There’s something about watching an artist fully immerse themselves in song and here, she transforms. It’s a demure start, and she continues to inject more power as the song progresses, but pulls off perfect restraint during the last seconds. Be still, our beating hearts. Watch the performance in full, above, and prepare to be moved.