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Must-listen: Florence + The Machine's new song 'King'.

Must-listen: Florence + The Machine's new song 'King'.

"We argue in the kitchen about whether to have children / About the world ending and the scale of my ambition / And how much is art really worth / The very thing you’re best at / Is the thing that hurts the most," opens Florence + The Machine in new song, 'King' - a poignant return with the best lyrics of 2022 thus far.

About her new song, Florence says: "As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my 30s and the future, I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also to want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts. I had modelled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not."

Watch the Autumn de Wilde-directed music video for 'King' below...

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