:: Totally stunned by this standout track and video!
A few days ago, British singer Florence Welsh announced the third album of her band Florence + Machine. The follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials will only drop in June, but we can enjoy the first single from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful now. And what a bombshell of a lead single it is!
What Kind Of Man premiered on February 12, 2015 via Republic Records/Island Records. You can buy the digital single seperately or receive it as an immediate download upon album pre-order.
The amazing music video for the song is directed by Vincent Haycock and Tabitha Denholm with choreography by Ryan Heffington – watch the extraordinary clip above. Florence + The Machine also shared the album’s title track How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Also directed by Haycock/Denholm, the choreography of the clip sees Florence battling an alternate version of herself – check it out below.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful drops officially in the UK/Europe on June 01 via Island Records. North America sees release on June 02 via Republic Records. The LP features production by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), Paul Epworth (Adele’s 21), Kid Harpoon and John Hill. You can pre-order the digital album now from iTunes.
In a press statement, Florence Welsh said of her band’s new effort: “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.”
Florence + The Machine are touring worldwide from April on. Check out the upcoming dates below.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 10 – Sun 12 Apr 2015 // Indio, CA, USA // Coachella 2015
Fri 17 – Sun 19 Apr 2015 // Indio, CA, USA // Coachella 2015
Fri 05 – Sun 07 Jun 2015 // New York, NY, USA // The Governor’s Ball Music Festival 2015
Tue 09 Jun 2015 // Columbia, MD, USA // Merriweather Post Pavilion
Wed 10 Jun 2015 // Boston, MA, USA // Blue Hill Bank Pavilion
Thu 11 – Sun 14 Jun 2015 // Manchester, TN, USA // Bonnaroo Music Festival 2015
>> The full touring schedule is available here.