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New Single From Florence And The Machine

If you noticed a distinct spike in the amount of your indie mates belting out anthem vocals well you have Florence and the Machine. The first single has dropped last night off their third studio album How Big How Blue How Beautiful including a video and the official album announcement.  

By now we’re sure you’ve already seen the orchestral teaser they cheekily released earlier this week, hinting at a more toned down melodic sort of vibe through the record, but if What Kind of Man is anything to go by, we couldn’t have been more wrong. 

The opening lulls you into a false sense of melancholic security before smashing you with a heavy guitar riff and Florence Welsh’s full bodied vocals that cut right through, taking us back to those anthems from their debut record. The record follows up a four year absence of new material due to the two year writing period in London and LA, recording with the likes of Björk and Coldplay producer Markus Dravs. 

What Kind of Man is the first track released from their upcoming record was Welsh’s way of working through issues in life rather than something darker.

Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death,” says Welsh, “but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.”

The album is set to drop on June 1 which is just enough time for you to sink your teeth into the record before the end of July, what ever might be happening at the end of July. (It’s Splendour, we’re trying to hint they’re coming to Splendour). It’s been a long time coming, and this sure has gotten us weeing ourselves with excitement. 

 

How Big How Blue How Beautiful tracklist:

01. Ship to Wreck
02. What Kind of Man
03. How Big How Blue How Beautiful
04. Queen of Peace
05. Various Storms & Saints
06. Delilah
07. Long & Lost
08. Caught
09. Third Eye
10. St Jude
11. Mother



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