After the success of their debut album Lungs, Florence + The Machine are now working on their follow-up.
In an interview with Nylon Magazine, Florence Welch revealed details about new material she’s been working on with producer Paul Epsworth (Adele, Kate Nash). Lyrical subjects will be darker, focusing on imaginary things and dark metaphors.
Welch told Nylon, “A lot of the songs on the new album are about imaginary things, things that you can’t touch — ghosts and rumors, my dead grandmother, things visiting you in a dream.”
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? It feels as if there’s still a lot of questioning left to do.”
Epsworth commented that the last four tracks on the new album are some of his “best work ever,” and even compared the music to Animal Collective, Kate Bush, and “Tim Burton-esque romantic stories.”
No release date has been set for Florence + The Machine’s second album.