Florence And The Machine set for ‘heavier’ second album

Paul Epworth says singer's new LP is 'less indie and more soulful'

Florence And The Machine‘s new album is going to be a lot “heavier” than her 2009 debut ‘Lungs’, according to producer Paul Epworth.

Speaking to BBC 6Music, Epworth, who is working on the album with Florence Welch in London‘s Abbey Road Studios, also said that the singer’s second album would be done by “the end of July”.

He said of the way the new album is sounding: “It’s going to be more stripped down, but it’s heavy, rhymically. It’s a much heavier record than the first album.”

Epworth added that he believed Welch was moving away from her indie roots into different territories. He said: “It’s a lot less indie and lot more soulful.”

The producer also indicated that there were 16 songs up for inclusion on the album, but that this would be whittled to fewer than that by the time it comes to be released.