Lover to Lover

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"Lover to Lover"
Single by Florence and the Machine
from the album Ceremonials
Released 30 November 2012 (2012-11-30)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010–11
Length 4:02
Label Island
  • Paul Epworth
  • Chris Hayden (additional producer of the Ceremonials Tour version)
Florence and the Machine singles chronology
"Spectrum (Say My Name)"
"Lover to Lover"
"What Kind of Man"
"Spectrum (Say My Name)"
"Lover to Lover"
"What Kind of Man"
Music video
"Lover To Lover" on YouTube

"Lover to Lover" is a song by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. The song was released on 30 November 2012, as a digital download on iTunes as the fifth and final single from their second studio album Ceremonials (2011). The song was written by Florence Welch and Francis "Eg" White and produced by Paul Epworth. The Ceremonials Tour version of "Lover to Lover" is an edited version of the original with further production by Chris Hayden.[4] The song became the band's first single to miss the top 200 in the UK Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

"Lover to Lover" received acclaim from music critics. In a review of Ceremonials, Allison Fitts of Dart News Online praised the song, calling it "one of the most unique [songs] on Ceremonials" and saying, "'Lover to Lover' is basically what the band would have sounded like 50 years ago", and compared it to the works of Fitz & the Tantrums. American magazines Rolling Stone and Billboard, in their reviews of the album, compared the song to the work of Adele.

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of Lover to Lover was first released onto YouTube on 19 November 2012 at a total length of four minutes and twenty seconds. The video stars Welch alongside Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn and was directed by Vincent Haycock, who previously worked with the band when he directed the music video for Calvin Harris's single, "Sweet Nothing."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[6] 25 US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[7] 44

Release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
United Kingdom 30 November 2012[8] Digital download Island Records


  1. ^ "Album review: Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials". The Scotsman. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Florence & The Machine 'Ceremonials' (Island)". The Fly. Archived from the original on December 29, 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ceremonials". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Florence + the Machine debut new single 'Lover to Lover' video - watch - Music News". Digital Spy. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  5. ^ "Florence + The Machine - Lover To Lover". YouTube. 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  6. ^ " – Florence + The Machine – Lover To Lover" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ "Florence + The Machine Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  8. ^ iTunes - Music - Lover To Lover (Ceremonials Tour Version) - Single by Florence + The Machine

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