Vocal Type: Mezzo-soprano
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves 1 note D3-E6
Whistle Register: No
Longest Note:24 Seconds (see end of final video below)
Vocal Strengths: Emotive voice that can go from warm cooing whispers to solid and defined in a heartbeat [How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful]. Florence Welch is capable of singing complex vocal runs, through the registers, and hold notes for periods of time without wavering in pitch or tone [Pearls and Noizies]. Ultimately, she is in possession of a strong individual vocal styling that has been called "soulful" "bluesy" and "powerful".
At its lowest, the voice is breathy and dark [Take Care]. However, the voice finds strength and volume as it climbs into the warm and comfortable midrange. As well as capable of excellent dynamics, the timbre of the voice is changeable, being able to be pitched anywhere from feminine, sweet and airy [Long And Lost]to androgynous, steely and dense [Which Witch]. As in all parts of the range, Florence is able to apply her speedy vibrato to dramatic effect [Spectrum].
The chest voice is elastic and never hoarse, with a characteristic free abandonment. The lower half of the belting range is full and thick [Only If For The Night], but as it rises it loses weight, taking on a slightly metallic colouring. It has a clean and incisive ring that carries right to its top, never sounding pushed or strained. The clarity and brightness of the voice helps it to rise above any surrounding instrumentation [Aretha Franklin Tribute].
Beautiful and versatile head voice that can be soft and light [Dog Days Are Over] or warm, rounded and of medium weight [Delilah]. The higher it becomes the more incisive and brighter it becomes [Example].
Vocal Weaknesses: Top chest notes,especially in a live setting, can sometimes sound uncontrolled due to the expressive nature of her performance style. The lowest notes are also weak when compared to the rest of the range.