Hear Florence and the Machine’s new song ‘What The Water Gave Me’ – audio

Band reveal the first taste of their second album

Florence And The Machine have posted the first song to be revealed from their second album ‘What The Water Gave Me’.

‘What The Water Gave Me’ will appear alongside 12 other tracks on the album, which does not yet have a title, but is scheduled to be released on November 7. It is available now through FlorenceAndTheMachine.net.

The track is named after a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and has also been part inspired by the death of author Virginia Woolf, who drowned herself in a river by filling her coat pockets with stones.

You can see Florence working on the album at Abbey Road above, and hear the whole track at the bottom of the page.

Speaking to NME about the song, singer Florence Welch said:

At lot of the time when I’m writing, things will just appear. I was writing the song and this book on symbolism was lying around, and it had the painting in it. It’s nice to mix the ordinary with extraordinary.

To read our full interview with Florence And The Machine, pick up this week’s issue of NME which is on UK newsstands tomorrow (August 24) or available digitally.