One of my favourite musicians, Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) has admitted to wanting to be a witch as a child and also reading up extensively on the occult. I'm pretty sure that she looks at it now as just a phase, but she claims that she still is quite fascinated by dark/spooky things (seances, witchcraft, etc...) and has admitted to being haunted by hallucinations of demons when she can't sleep. The thing is, I just can't see any of that in her music and her album strikes me as something that's quite spiritually empowering, due to the religious symbolism her music conveys, as well as songs such as "You've Got the Love" (which is a cover of a Christian song). Oh and the songs that are meant to be kind of 'dark', aren't really what I'd define as 'occultic'. :shrug: She's also claimed to love the atmosphere of Churches, despite the fact that she herself isn't quite religious (although she has admitted to saying a silent prayer or two when boarding planes).
I really don't know what to make of her. On one hand, I love and adore the beauty of her music (which is basically a healthy blend between soul, pop, rock and folk), and on the other hand I'm afraid of interpreting it in a completely different light now that I've learnt all these things about her.
I guess ignorance really is bliss. :confused: So, yes. My question is, would it be acceptable to carry on listening to her music?