Florence + The Machine's 'Queen of Peace/Long and Lost' Short Film: Watch
In their new double-feature short film, Florence + the Machine portrays a world rich in emotion and dense in its troubles. Set in the Scottish countryside, the film paints a meddling narrative in which frontwoman Florence Welch tries to appease a group of combative men and a family troubled by loss.
The movie is fueled by Welch's undying passion. Finding herself encircled in the mess, she works to patch up wounds that would rather be left open. Her voice captures a palpable sort of fury in the first song "Queen of Peace," which fizzles into a realization of futility in the second song "Long and Lost" -- both featured on the band's most recent How Big How Blue How Beautiful LP.
The film's backdrop stands an odd parallel to the story, as enchanting cliffs take the unrelenting pummeling of the sea. Directed by Vincent Hancock, this thought-provoking film employs a chilling and soul-baring nature to accompany Welch's magnificent performance.