Florence Welch and director Vincent Haycock have debuted their short film ‘The Odyssey’.
The film is made up of the music videos from Florence And The Machine‘s latest album, ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, complete with new, connecting scenes. It includes visuals for ‘What Kind Of Man,’ ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful,’ ‘St. Jude,’ ‘Ship To Wreck’, ‘Delilah’ and ‘Queen Of Peace’.
The 47-minute film is rounded off by the new ‘Third Eye’ video, which can be seen below. The full film can be streamed on the Florence + The Machine website.
‘The Odyssey’ debuted last night and was followed by a Facebook Q&A with Florence and director Haycock.
Speaking about the film, Florence said; “This is the finale of a very personal project that came from a conversation Vince and I had in Chateau Marmont about a year and a half ago while I was writing ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’. I was talking to him about the record and the car crash of a relationship break up I was going through. The highs and the lows of love and performance, how out of control I felt, the purgatory of heartbreak, and how I was trying to change and trying to be free. And we decided we would re-tell this story in full. We would re-claim this experience, re-imagine it and in some way perhaps I would come to understand it, to exorcise it. And so the Big Blue Odyssey began…”
‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’ is Florence’s third album and topped the charts in the UK and US upon its release in 2015.
This summer the band headline their biggest London show to date – playing Hyde Park on July 2 as part of the British Summer Time series with support coming from Kendrick Lamar and Jamie xx.
Meanwhile, Florence recently duetted with Rufus Wainwright on a reworking of a Shakespeare sonnet, recorded for Wainwright’s new Shakespeare-inspired album. She has also covered Ben E King classic ‘Stand By Me’ for the new Final Fantasy video game.
Additionally, Welch is set to collaborate with Skrillex and Diplo, the electronic duo known as Jack Ü.