Florence Welch Reveals How Vampires and Horror Movies Influenced the Dance Fever Album

May 8, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Florence Welch talked about her, her album was inspired by horror and Dracula.

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The Florence + The Machine singer opened up about the inspiration behind her new music.

Florence welch talked about how horror movies inspired her while making her dance fever album.

the Florence + The Machine The star has revealed how her love for more gruesome films during lockdown seeped into her fifth disc.

“The horror was like a poultice,” she told The New York Times. “I couldn’t watch a romantic comedy or a movie where people were eating out. I needed to see people lose their minds.”

She continued, “I really wasn’t into horror enough. I have enough scary thoughts in my head that I didn’t want to be recreationally scared. But I had COVID right before we did. shooting the album cover.

“I was pretty sick, so I watched Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, which was visually a really big reference for the record and the costumes.”

She added: “The script is a little clunky but somehow that and the overacting add to the magic. There was a period when I was, for lack of a better phrase, at drink all the vampire content I could.”

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Welch has already opened on single paradise is here – which features on the album – after also creating choreography to accompany the song for the premiere.

“Heaven Is Here is the first song I’ve written in lockdown after a long time without being able to get to the studio,” she said.

“I wanted to do something monstrous. And that clamor of joy and anger and sorrow was the first thing that came out.

“With the dance studios also closed, it was my dream to one day create choreography with it. So it was one of the first pieces of music I did specifically with contemporary dance in mind.

Watch the Heaven Is Here video below:

Florence + The Machine are set to embark on a UK Arena tour this year in support of the new record, playing a series of dates in November, will include two homecoming shows at London’s O2 Arena.

Support for all concerts comes from Willie J. Healeywith Aziya join as a special guest at their London date.

See the dates for Florence + The Machine’s UK Arena Tour in 2022:

  • Wednesday 16 November 2022: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
  • Friday 18 November 2022: London The O2 Arena
  • Saturday 19 November 2022: London The O2 Arena
  • Monday 21 November 2022: Bournemouth International Center
  • Tuesday 22 November 2022: Manchester AO Arena
  • Thursday 24 November 2022: Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Friday 25 November 2022: Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Sunday 27 November 2022: Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • Monday 28 November 2022: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

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