The much anticipated new album from Florence and The Machine will be release in November and we have a taste of what it will sound like. The new song is titled “What The Water Gave Me.” Here is Florence describing her inspiration for the song:
It’s a song for the water… Because in music and art what I’m really interested in are the things that are overwhelming. The ocean seems to me to be nature’s great overwhelmer. When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who’ve lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning. It’s about water in all forms and all bodies. It’s about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frieda Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title.
This is the Frida Kahlo painting, and a nice description of it, here.
The new album was recorded at Abbey Road over a five week period. The new track will be available on iTunes today. Here is the video for “What The Water Gave Me”: