This morning, Florence Welch guest-starred on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. On the show, she talked about the new album, new show announcements, and sang Valentine's messages to the listeners.
The new announcement, in case you're wondering, is that Florence + The Machine will be headlining Radio 1's Big Weekend Festival in Norwich, alongside Taylor Swift who is also headlining.
You can listen to the interview HERE.
Nick Grimshaw on Florence's announcement: "I'm super excited that Florence has been added to the lineup--her songs are made for festivals".
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Florence talking about 'HBHBHB': "It was sortof a crash landing. I guess although I've always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. 'Ceremonials' was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how to learn how to 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...'How Big How Blue How Beautiful' was the first song I wrote for this record, literally as I just came off tour, and then I went off and had this incredibly chaotic year, and that all went into the record. But in the end, the feeling of How Big How Blue is what I came back to...The trumpets at the end of that song--that's what love feels like to me. An endless brass section that goes off into space. And it takes you with it. You're so up there. And that's what music feels like to me. You want it just to pour out endlessly, and it's the most amazing feeling."
In case you missed the music video for 'What Kind of Man', you can watch it below...