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SPECTRUM by CelticBotan SPECTRUM by CelticBotan
:star: To celebrate the releasing of the SPECTRUM single, the official Florence + The Machine Facebook page was asking for fans to send to them artworks inspired by the song, and so I did with this one! They chose it and posted it on the page, look: [link] :love:

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"When we first came here
We were cold and we were clear
With no colors in our skin
We were light and paper thin

And when we first came here
we were cold and we were clear
With no colors in our skin
'Til we let the spectrum in

Say my name and every color illuminates
We are shining and we will never be afraid again

And when we come for you,
We'll be dressed up all in blue
With the ocean in our arms,
Kiss your eyes and kiss your palms

And when it's time to pray
We'll be dressed up all in grey
With metal on our tongues
And silver in our lungs

Say my name and every color illuminates
We are shining and we will never be afraid again!

And when we come back we'll be dressed in black
And you'll scream my name aloud
And we won't eat and we won't sleep
We'll drag bodies from their graves!

Say my name and every color illuminates
We are shining and we will never be afraid again!"

("SPECTRUM", by Florence + The Machine)

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This one was dusting in my computer since February, and it's actually the 3rd and final version for this song. I decided to finish it for once, since I wanted to see it done and because I need some bright colors in my life at the moment.

Well, this is my rendition to Florence + The Machine's SPECTRUM, such an amazing, lovely, weird song :heart: I honestly have no idea of what in the heck she really means with these lyrics, they sound very surrealistic to me, hum :icondaliplz: BUT, even with these obscure metaphors, I can see by the chorus, by the tone she's singing and by the context of the whole Ceremonials album that this song is about being released from a very difficult situation / period, and about freedom and trusting (yourself / someone). I highly recommend you to listen to it, you will see what I mean - and because it's such a kicking-ass song :heart:

I wanted to convey this ultimate happiness and relief I feel from it, all the colors bursting from her heart and soul through her powerful voice. She's colorless because all the colors mixed together equals the white light. =D

I also wanted it to match with my SOUNDS OF FREEDOM fanart :love:

Enjoy! :wave:


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"Quando chegamos aqui pela primeira vez
Éramos frios e claros
Com as nossas peles descoloradas,
Éramos leves e finos como papel

E quando chegamos aqui pela primeira vez
Éramos frios e claros
Com as nossas peles descoloradas,
Até que deixamos o espectro entrar

Diga o meu nome e todas as cores se iluminarão
Estamos radiantes e jamais sentiremos medo outra vez

E quando formos até você
Estaremos vestidos de azul,
Com o oceano em nossos braços,
Beijaremos seus olhos, beijaremos suas palmas

E quando for a hora de rezar
Estaremos vestidos de cinza
Com metal em nossas linguas
E prata em nossos pulmões

Diga o meu nome e todas as cores se iluminarão
Estamos radiantes e jamais sentiremos medo outra vez!

E quando voltarmos, estaremos vestidos de preto
E você gritará os nossos nomes bem alto
E nós não comeremos e nós não dormiremos,
Arrastaremos os corpos de suas tumbas!

Diga o meu nome e todas as cores se iluminarão
Estamos radiantes e jamais sentiremos medo outra vez!"

("SPECTRUM", by Florence + The Machine)

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Esse desenho estava juntando cyber-poeira desde fevereiro, e é na verdade a terceira versão que fiz pra essa musica (as duas primeiras não me convenceram nadinha :XD:), mas agora deu certo, finalmente. Decidi terminar de uma vez porque queria vê-lo pronto logo e porque estou precisando de umas cores por aqui, ultimamente.

ENFIM, essa é o meu fanart para SPECTRUM da Florence + The Machine, uma musica maravilhosa, adorável e bizarra como sempre :heart: Eu honestamente não faço idéia do que ela quis dizer com essa letra, elas me soam muito surreais, hum :icondaliplz: MAS, mesmo com as metaforas bizarras e indecifraveis, eu consigo perceber pelo refrão, pelo jeito que ela canta e pelo contexto do album como um todo que essa é uma musica sobre ser liberto após uma situação / período complicado, sobre liberdade e confiança (em você mesmo e em alguém). Super-recomendo que vocês escutem, vocês verão o que eu quero dizer - e também porque chuta traseiros, claro :heart:

Quis ilustrar essa felicidade e alívio-ultimate que sinto dessa musica, todas as cores explodindo do coração e da alma dela através do vozeirão; e ela está sem cores porque a união de todas as cores é igual a luz branca. =D

Também queria que ela combinasse com o meu fanart de SOUNDS OF FREEDOM :love:

Enjoy! :wave:

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ART (c) ME, ~CelticBotan
SPECTRUM (c) Florence + The Machine
FLORENCE WELCH (c) Mr. and Mrs. Welch, that wizards. I bet my socks that they put a spell on one of those pre-raphaelites paintings and BAM!, Florence was born. I'm 100% certain that this is how her conception was like.
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curleyM Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
lol i was searching 'spectrum' on deaviantart because of this song.
great song and great picture (:
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mauneko83 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is so breathtaking, I hope that one day I will be as good as you :3
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Anoranza Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Beautiful! I just made it my background!
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blacklolaroses Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
personally i never thought it was about self belief at all i thought it was about racism but to each their own :shrug: the picture's fabulous regardless ;)
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never though about it this way, but it's a nice interpretation too!
Thank you a lot! =D
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blacklolaroses Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :meow:
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Tydieeee Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I saw this at facebook when they posted it. :D And NOW I realised to search it from DA. This is definitely a fav!
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! =D
Thanks a lot, dear! ^^
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AnimeGirl513 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
OMG! This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! This is one of my most favorite songs, and Florence Welch is one of my most favorite singers! This picture is so beautiful and colorful that it captures the imagination. It really suits well with the background of the song. Well done excellent job! You should be very proud of yourself!
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy you like it so much! This is one of my favorite pieces as well =)
THank you so much, dear!
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