Rarely do I ever consider myself on the cutting edge, but we have been long overdue for a First Dance Friday, and this week I think I can get you all in on the ground floor of a perfect first dance song. And so I present for your consideration ‘Fire and Flood’ by Vance Joy. If you haven’t heard it yet I imagine you will start to hear it a lot. It’s sweet, it’s slightly haunting, but it’s catchy. A close study of the lyrics seems to reveal that the song is about a break-up, but have no fear on the surface it’s almost inspiring. Everything is better when your head’s resting next to mine. You can get behind that sentiment, can’t you?
The song starts out slow. It starts out as the kind of song you can slow dance to under the spotlight. You can just stand on the floor and sway back and forth. You don’t have to be a great dancer for this song. Your guests will watch the tender moment in awe and think oh, how perfect and romantic, and just when they start to think, ok, that’s enough standing and swaying, the tempo kicks up. Toes will start to tap and you just might do a nice dramatic twirl. The momentum of the song will carry you across the floor in a whirling twirling magical kind of way and when the music stops you’ll strike a pose and seal it with a kiss.
Take a listen if you haven’t yet.