Florence + The Machine Release Short Film "The Odyssey" Featuring Clips From "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful"
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:25:35
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Florence + the Machine have shared a short film entitled "The Odyssey," which knits together clips from previously released videos for songs off How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The 47-minute film was directed by Vincent Haycock and incorporates songs from Florence + the Machines' most recent album, including "What Kind Of Man," "How Big How Blue How Beautiful," "St. Jude," "Ship To Wreck," "Queen Of Peace," "Delilah," and "Third Eye." The film also contains new connecting scenes.
Florence Welch released a statement about the film saying, "This is the finale of a very personal project that came from a conversation me and Vince had in the 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."
Vincent Haycock also added, "The Odyssey, like the epic poem by Homer, is a journey. It's Florence's personal journey to find herself again after the emotional storm of a heartbreak. Like the layers of Dante's purgatory, each song or chapter represents a battle that Florence traversed and physical landscape that embodied each song or story. It's a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover."
Watch "The Odyssey" here.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff