FLORENCE + THE MACHINE NEW ALBUM DUE 08 NOVEMBER
First taste of the album - ‘What The Water Gave Me’ - available now on iTunes®
~ Watch exclusive studio footage at www.florenceandthemachine.net ~
23 August 2011 (Toronto, ON) - Following her acclaimed debut album ‘Lungs’, multi-million selling, multi-award winning, global artist Florence returns with new music and confirms 08 November as the date of her anticipated second release (Universal Music Canada).
The presently untitled album was produced in full by Paul Epworth (Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, Death From Above 1979) and magically came together over five weeks in the famous Studio 3 of London’s Abbey Road Studios, after which Florence and Paul decamped to his own studio to add the finishing touches.
As an explosive taste of what to expect, Florence gives us what she says the water gave her: a captivating art-pop vision that’s as much for dancers as it is for dreamers, for ravers as for rockers, for the living as the drowned and dead-and-gone.
“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.”
Full details on the album and the new single to follow shortly.