Listen: Florence + the Machine Duet with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

Of all the collaborations I thought I would see, this wouldn’t be one that comes straight to mind, but hell, Joshua Homme III and Florence Welch’s duet on “Jackson” (the made-famous-by Johnny Cash classic) have made me proud to be of a somewhat ginger disposition. You can and most definitely should take a listen to the track at the bottom of the article.

Recorded as part of Florence + the Machine’s MTV Unplugged set, due to be released on April 9th, the set features eleven tracks, including the duet with the unequivocally suave Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures frontman Josh Homme. Also featured is a cover of Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness,” as well as nine of the band’s own tracks.

According to NME, the show, featuring three members of Florence + the Machine, a ten-piece gospel choir and Florence herself, was also graced with the presence of Kanye West and Q-Tip, albeit only as members of the audience.

Meanwhile, as reported late last year, Queens of the Stone Age are busy recording album number six, the follow up to 2007′s Era Vulgaris, which I am so impatient to hear it could prove to be my mental undoing. Dean Fertita, keyboardist and guitarist of The Dead Weather has spoken of the band’s work, claiming, “It’s very much still Homme’s band, but I think all of us really feel like we’ve found our space in it and can contribute to it as well.”

The tracklisting for Florence + the Machine’s MTV Unplugged is as follows:

Only If For A Night
Drumming Song
Cosmic Love
Breaking Down
Never Let Me Go
Try A Little Tenderness
No Light No Light
Jackson (ft. Josh Homme)
What The Water Gave Me
Dog Days Are Over
Shake It Out

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