Florence Welch & Dev Hynes Perform Icona Pop’s “I Love It” Live: Watch

Sam Lansky | June 20, 2013 10:23 am

Leave it to Florence & The Machine chanteuse Florence Welch, she of the soaring vocals and emotive delivery, plus Dev Hynes of Solange‘s “Losing You”/Sky Ferreira‘s “Everything Is Embarrassing” devastating-small-pop fame, to turn a song as anthemic as Icona Pop‘s “I Love It” into a haunting torch ballad.

In a performance at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge to benefit the Human Rights Campaign’ Equality Rocks project, the two artists put their own spin on the track — and the rendition was sad and gorgeous and moving, with Hynes looking thoughtful at the piano while Welch wailed away at her microphone with jaw-dropping effortlessness. 

Studio version, please!

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