Florence + The Machine have returned with their new single ‘King’ – you can hear the track below.
Florence + The Machine have today (February 23) shared their comeback single ‘King’, which is accompanied by a Autumn de Wilde-directed video – you can see that below – and a statement from Welch.
“As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it,” Welch said. “I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time.
“But now, thinking about being a woman in my 30s and the future… I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also to want a family, might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts.
“I had modelled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.”
While the next Florence + The Machine album has still yet to be officially announced, ‘King’ marks the band’s first new music release since 2021’s ‘Call Me Cruella’, which featured in the Disney film Cruella.