Florence + The Machine Announces New Album, 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful'

Florence + The Machine broke its silence earlier this week when the band debuted a new song, "How Big How Blue How Beautiful." Now, they revealed it's actually the first track off a new album by the same name, due June 2 via Republic Records.


The song was the first Florence Welch wrote for the album, she said in a statement. "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."

Produced by Markus Dravs, the album features contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill. The first single, "What Kind of Man," debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show on Thursday, and already has a video, directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington:

Here's the tracklist for "How Big How Blue How Beautiful":

"Ship to Wreck"
"What Kind of Man"
"How Big How Blue How Beautiful"
"Queen of Peace"
"Various Storms & Saints"
"Long & Lost"
"Third Eye"
"St Jude"



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