Florence Welch writing new album about ghosts and dead relatives

Florence And The Machine singer gives lyrical details about 'Lungs' follow-up

Florence And The Machine‘s Florence Welch has given details of lyrical subjects of her second album, which she is currently working on.

The singer, who released her debut album ‘Lungs’ in 2009, said there are songs about ghosts and her dead grandmother amongst other things. ”A lot of the songs on the new album are about imaginary things,” she told Nylon Magazine. “Things that you can’t touch: ghosts and rumours, my dead grandmother, things visiting you in a dream.”

The singer added that she feels drawn to dark metaphors and even though she was in a stable relationship she felt the album would still deal with lots of issues.


She added: “It still feels like I’m very much drawn to dark metaphors in the new songs. It always feels like as if with each song you write, you’re trying to understand something about yourself: Why am I this way? What’s wrong with me?”

Welch continued: “It feels as if there’s still a lot of questioning left to do. Just because I’m happy in my relationship, I’ve still got issues to deal with. I’m going to be 25 and I feel like I’ve got to be a grown-up now. I feel like your life is always a battle between safety and freedom.”


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