By D.L. Chandler
On paper, the collaboration between the English indie rock darling Florence Welch and Canadian hip-hop sensation Drake seems like an odd pairing to most but that’s exactly what the two intend for 2011.
The two are reportedly working on a track, according to Spinner, that might appear on Florence and The Machine’s forthcoming as-yet-untitled LP. Welch and Drizzy met during the 2010 MTV Music Awards, where Welch and her band performed the hit “Dog Days Are Over” and reportedly have been friendly ever since. During Drake’s second consecutive show at the Hammersmith Apollo venue in London, the redhead front woman joined Drake onstage for his hit song “Fireworks,” which originally features Alicia Keys.
Welch recently counted Drake, Nicki Minaj and The Clipse amongst her favorite rap acts in People, even stating that the genre inspires some of her own work. The 2011 Grammy Award nominees for Best New Artist are both enjoying a new sense of notoriety, as Drake recently embarked on his first international tour to the U.K. for his successful Light Dreams And Nightmares tour, alongside Roc Nation’s J Cole.
Florence and The Machine’s Island/Def Jam 2009 debut Lungs was released to heavy fanfare in the U.K. before becoming the darling of stateside music critics. The band re-released Lungs in 2010 as a double-disc release featuring a bevy of remixes, mash-ups, features and live versions of some of the tracks.
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