Watch Watch Florence + The Machine’s new ‘Big God’ video

Watch Florence + The Machine’s new ‘Big God’ video

Florence Welch’s new album ‘High As Hope’ is out next week.

Florence + The Machine is releasing her new album ‘High As Hope’ next week, an earlier this week shared a new track from it called ‘Big God’.

The track now has a fancy, suitably dramatic new video, choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence herself, and directed by Autumn De Wilde.

“‘Big God’ was written about that feeling when someone has not replied to your text, the modern phenomenon of ‘ghosting’ which is one of my favourite words but not my favourite feeling,” Florence says of the track.

“I was describing it to someone and they said to me ‘you need a big god’, as if the need in me were so cavernous it would take something enormous to fill it. Probably something bigger than a text message. It’s always been a very physical song, I saw a dance piece  in my head as I was writing it, so to co choreograph something with Akram Khan was a huge honour. Autumn de Wilde fully understood what I was trying to do. The power of the desire within the void. Left with yourself to rage and wonder. And really it is yourself you are raging against. Not the ghost.”

Khan adds: “For me, this encounter with Florence and her powerful song somehow navigated itself towards the element - water. But the direction of the dance also became a resistance to all things that wish to oppress, a sort of protest dance and yet a celebratory one towards a new found freedom.”

Florence is set to head out on a huge UK and US arena tour later this year. View the dates and watch the ‘Big God’ video below.

AUGUST
09 Lake Tahoe, Outdoor Arena

SEPTEMBER
10 Seattle, Key Arena
11 Portland, Moda Center
14 West Valley City, Maverik Center
23 San Diego, Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl
25 Los Angeles, Hollywood Bowl
29 Irving, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
30 Woodlands, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

OCTOBER
02 Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
03 Charlotte, Spectrum Center
09 Brooklyn, Barclays Center
12 Boston, TD Garden
13 Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena
14 Philadephia, Wells Fargo Center
16 Toronto, Air Canada Center
19 Chicago, United Center
20 Minneapolis, Target Center

NOVEMBER
15 Leeds, First Direct Arena
16 Birmingham, Genting Arena
17 Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
19 Dublin, 3 Arena
21 London, The O2
23 Manchester, Manchester Arena
25 Brighton, Brighton Centre
26 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

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