New Florence and the Machine Album: Dance Fever
This month is an exciting time for Florence and the Machine fans as she releases her newest album, Dance Fever. Three songs from this album have already been released, and the overall work promises to be as magical, intense, and passionate as fans have come to expect from Florence Welch.
This album was created during the pandemic in London. Florence has described the album on her Instagram account as a ‘fairytale in 14 songs’. She has stated that the album brings to mind all of the things that she missed during the lockdown, including dancing and socialisation. The lyrics of this next album are inspired by the heroines who star in tragic pre-Raphaelite art and gothic fiction. She additionally draws inspiration from folk horror films, such as The Wicker Man, The Witch, and Midsommar. The inspiration behind the music came from a variety of genres and artists, including dance, folk, 1970s Iggy pop, Emmylou Harris, and Lucinda Williams.
The three already released songs from this new album, My Love, King, and Heaven is Here, all have beautifully choreographed music videos directed by Adam de Wilde. One of the concepts that fascinated Welch as she created this album is choreomania, an idea from the Rennaisance era that people would dance until they became exhausted or even died. This influence is clear to see in the frenzied dancing style displayed in Florence’s music videos.
Listen to the Album
This album is available on Florence’s website, with specific storyboard cards on each individual song. Fans can also look on her website to see upcoming tour dates for later this year. The tour will include locations in Europe, North America, and the Pacific.