Florence and the Machine turned down chance to record ‘Ceremonials’ in LA

The singer was pursued by a host of 'hot' US producers for her second album

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Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine has revealed that she turned down the opportunity to record her second album, ‘Ceremonials’, in Los Angeles.

The singer says she was approached by the ‘hottest’ Stateside songwriters and producers, but decided to work in her native London instead. Says Welch:

I love big, American pop music. I'm a total sucker for it. So the label said, 'Do you want to go over to America to work in that scene?' And I was like, 'Yeah, OK. Maybe I could bring my own take on it.'


She continues: "It got put in the diary to go out for a week, to start writing the new record. And then the diary got sent to me and I looked at it and just went, 'No. No. No. No. No! I can't do that. This is too weird. I can't just suddenly leave behind everything that made 'Lungs'."

In the interview with Billboard, Welch also reveals her love for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

The 12 track ‘Ceremonials’ was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios with Paul Epworth, who also produced Welch’s debut 2009 album as well as Adele’s ‘21’.

Of the new album’s sonics, Welch said that “It's taken the sound that I found about halfway through making ‘Lungs’ and really gone with it. I think I have taken it to the apex."

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