Florence + The Machine stuns with ‘What Kind of Man’ on Colbert

Whoever is organising Stephen Colberts musical guests is doing a bang-up job, because Florence + the Machine’s latest performance on his show The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was definitely something special.

The flame-haired songstress smashed it out of the ball park with her stripped down rendition of What Kind of Man. Traditionally famed for her acts of explosive vocal dynamism, the English powerhouse instead chose to pursue a more minimalist avenue for her performance.

After recently performing a splendid take on Jack Ü’s Where Are Ü Now, Welch delivered on her live performance once again. Using just a harp, acoustic guitar, and keyboard, Welch nonetheless managed to wow the crowd with her skill and expertise, subtly electrifying the everyone in the studio with her commanding presence.

Having spent the past couple of months on tour for her How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Tour, it’s been a busy period for Welch and her entourage. Having performed here at Splendour in te Grass, she’s also played at the iTunes Music Festival, not to mention filling in for frontman Dave Grohl at Glastonbury after he broke his foot during a performance.

Now Welch will continue her North American Tour, with headlining dates scheduled through the end of the month, finishing off with a set at New Orleans’ Voodoo Music and Arts Experience on Oct. 30. She’ll be heading down under for her Australian tour next month.

She recently unveiled the video for her song Queen Of Peace, produced with long-time collaborator Vincent Haycock, which was filmed on the tiny island of Easdale in the Inner Hebrides.