Florence & The Machine To Begin Work On New LP

florencethemachine Florence Welch has revealed she will begin recording the follow-up to her debut smash-hit ‘Lungs‘ after she completes a busy summer festival season.

Speaking to the BBC, Florence outlined her plans for a different sounding album to her debut, and also talked through the writing process behind new track ‘Strangeness & Charm‘, which is set to be aired this summer.

“I wrote ‘Strangeness & Charm’ just before I went to Australia which was about two months ago,” she said. “I gave it to the band and we have been practising it and we thought it would be nice to start playing it for the fans on this tour. This is our last big UK tour before we hit the festivals and then we’ll go away for a bit so we thought we’d leave fans with a taster of what’s to come.”

While on the new sound she is hoping to produce, she said: “There is a kind of more atmospheric, elemental thing that I’m kind of going for, ’cause the whole first album was really based really deeply on Gothic romance, and things like that, so maybe we’ll try and do something that’s slightly more…ethereal.”

Released in July 2009, ‘Lungs‘ has cemented Florence & The Machine’s status as the hottest new act in Britain, and has bagged a Mercury Music Prize nomination and the British Album prize at this year’s Brit Awards amongst others. Before decamping to work on the hotly-anticipated new album, Florence & The Machine will make their first festival headline appearence at this year’s Latitude Festival.

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