New album 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful' is out June 2 on Republic.
New music from Florence + the Machine is here. After teasing us with a nearly instrumental track earlier this week, on Thursday (Feb. 12), Florence Welch announced plans for her third studio album and dropped the official video for "What Kind of Man." Check it out below:
The new album -- Florence's first since 2011's Ceremonials -- is called How Big How Blue How Beautiful, and it's due June 2 via Republic. Its 11 songs (track list below) were produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay), with other contributions from Ceremonials producer/Adele collaborator Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon, John Hill and others.
Welch wanted to work with Dravs because of his production on Björk's Homogenic -- "a huge record for me," she says via press release. "I felt he had that balance of organic and electronic capabilities, managing those two worlds. And, you know, he's good with big sounds. And I like big sounds. And he's good with trumpets, and I knew I wanted a brass section on this record."