- 09 Jul 18
Florence climbs inside the confessional booth!
Ever since she first made her striking bow in late 2008 - in floaty outfits that looked like they were made from old doilies from your granny's house - Florence Welch has had more people enraptured with her heartsick laments and lovingly-crafted alt-pop ballads than any other artist in recent memory.
Blessed with a miraculous voice, and a mesmerising stage presence, for the last decade this Machine has been unstoppable. Indeed, her widescreen, stadium-rattling music has spawned a sub-genre of its very own.
With all that in mind, Hot Press would've loved to have been a fly on the wall when the singer first pitched the concept for fourth album High As Hope to her record label. Described as 'less Florence-y' by the songsmith herself, it seems that the star has realised she's at a crossroads.