How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is shaping up to (somehow, impossibly) rival Florence and the Machine’s breakout album Lungs. Everything we’ve heard off the June 2 release has the band showing off their versatility: after the raucous guitar-rage “What Kind of Man,” we’re gifted today with the tender depths of “St. Jude.”
Florence seems to reprise her role from the last video in the visuals for “St. Jude.” She describe Florence wanders aimlessly in the twilight, passing by children, funerals, and saying goodbye to a savior over the course of the video. The song never bursts into “Dog Days” levels of sound, content with the company of clarinets, oboes, and a bass drum heartbeat.