By Nancy Woo
Following the multi-million selling, multi-award winning debut break-through album Lungs, Florence and the Machine has announced the release date of their sophomore album along with a music video of the first single.
“It’s a song for the water...” says Florence; “Because in music and art what I’m really interested in are the things that are overwhelming. The ocean seems to me to be nature’s great overwhelmer. When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who’ve lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning. It’s about water in all forms and all bodies. It’s about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frieda Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title.”
Hailed by many as a true artist of soul, Florence Welch recorded the album over five weeks in the famous Studio 3 of Abbey Road (where the Beatles recorded ‘Revolver’ and Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’) with producer Paul Epworth. That seems quite appropriate for the artist of a new type of 60s appeal.
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