Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch: 'I've written a whole album in my head'

'I've been thinking about it a lot,' says singer of 'Ceremonials' follow-up

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Florence And The Machine

Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch has revealed that she has begun thinking about her next record, claiming she has "written a whole album in my head".

Last week (August 25), the singer hinted that she would be taking a year off from music as she wanted to take a 12-month hiatus before she started work on the follow-up to her last studio LP, last October's 'Ceremonials'.

Talking to Spinner, however, Welch admitted that she hadn't stopped plotting ideas for the next time she enters the studio. Speaking of her vision for the record, she said:

I've been thinking about it a lot. I think I've written a whole album in my head.


Welch – who said she found touring difficult as it "takes over everything" and means that "nothing gets dealt with in your real life" – also discussed the differences between 'Ceremonials' and her 2009 debut LP, 'Lungs'. "I think the first record was desperate for something and clawing for things," she said. "'Ceremonials' was clawing internally, more towards myself than longing for someone. It was more of a battle inside as opposed to attacking something outside."

In July, Florence And The Machine grabbed their first ever UK Number One single with the track 'Spectrum'. Last week (August 28), meanwhile, her collaboration with Calvin Harris, titled 'Sweet Nothing', was unveiled – click below to listen. The track will feature on the Scottish DJ's third album '18 Months', with other guest stars set to include Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah.

Read More On This Artist

Florence And The Machine Merchandise
More News
Skrillex and Diplo's 24-hour DJ set shut down by police
Damon Albarn reveals a new Blur song was inspired by 2014 Sydney hostage siege
Fearne Cotton announces decision to leave BBC Radio 1
Chris Evans to host 20th anniversary episode of 'TFI Friday'
Frank Turner backs James Blunt in debate over classism in music
Israeli man suspected of leaking Madonna's new album 'Rebel Heart' is formally...
Missy Elliott working with Pharrell on new music
Skrillex and Diplo release Jack Ü album during 24-hour DJ set
Jonny Greenwood says Radiohead have 'changed their method' on new album
Kanye West says 'the class system is the new racism'
Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years
Swim Deep and Kate Tempest lead list of over 100 additions to The Great Escape line-up
Björk on keeping 'Vulnicura' off Spotify: 'It's not about money, it's...
Paul McCartney's childhood home sells for £150,000 at auction
Super Furry Animals promise 'different set each night' at surprise May comeback gigs
Kanye West apologises to Beck and Bruno Mars, expresses his 'right to be wrong' – watch
Madonna on Brits 'nightmare': 'I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to...
Madonna says intolerance in present-day Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'
Metronomy, The Horrors, Drenge to support Blur at Hyde Park
Kanye West cries on Radio 1: 'That's never happened to me in an interview before'
Will Smith has recorded 'seven or eight' songs with Kanye West
D'Angelo, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty added to Open'er Festival line-up

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM