Once you’ve finished digesting Beyoncé’s album-film Lemonade, we’ve got a new cinematic LP on deck for you.
This one comes from Florence Welch, who released her excellent third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful last year. Florence + the Machine rolled out the project with a series of interlocking videos, set to album tracks like “What Kind of Man,” “St. Jude,” and “Ship to Wreck.” Now, all the clips (starring Welch herself) have been strung together in one sequence called The Odyssey, with brand new connecting scenes and a final scene set to the How Big track “Third Eye.”
You can watch the whole thing over at Florence + the Machine’s official web site.
Welch described The Odyssey project via Twitter:
— florence welch (@flo_tweet) April 25, 2016
Haycock offered the following statement:
The Odyssey, like the epic poem by Homer, is a journey. It’s Florence’s personal journey to find herself again after the emotional storm of a heartbreak. Like the layers of Dante’s purgatory, each song or chapter represents a battle that Florence traversed and physical landscape that embodied each song or story. Its a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful dropped in June 2015 and became Florence’s first album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.