Florence + The Machine return with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful


WARNING: The video for “What Kind of Man” is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) because of some nudity.

It’s been almost four years since Florence + The Machine released their sophomore album, Ceremonials. This week, the indie pop band released their third studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. I think that this is the perfect title for this album because the tracks on it are indeed big, blue, and beautiful.

The band first released a video for the title track on the album a few months ago. The second single “What Kind Of Man” was released not too long after that along with a music video. The storyline for the video is the lead singer Florence Welch’s emotional rollercoaster of a relationship with her boyfriend.  The third single released was “Ship to Wreck”. Although the song makes me want to dance the song is actually quite sad. “Delilah” is the current single and it was released a few weeks ago. This song deals with Welch singing about being betrayed by her beloved. According to song annotator site Genius, the title for this song was inspired by the biblical story of Samson and Delilah.

“Third Eye” is a great track. On it, Welch sings about seeing things differently and about how she wants to change. “Various Storms and Saints” is another great track. In this song, Welch sings about being caught in different storms and how it makes her feel. “Long & Lost” deals with Welch singing about how she would feel if her beloved left her. A huge theme of this album is love. My interpretation of the meaning behind the album title is how big, how blue, and how beautiful love can be.

If you’re going through a break up or a rough patch in your current relationship, then this album is for you. Or if you’re a fan of the band like me and are practically salivating for new music from them, then this album is also for you. There is currently one copy on order of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful in our system. In the meantime, Florence + The Machine’s previous studio albums, Lungs, and Ceremonials are available in our catalog.  Happy listening!

~ Kayla


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2 responses to “Florence + The Machine return with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

  1. everydayhas

    Oh, thank you so much for blogging this! I really love Florence + the Machine, and didn’t know they had a new album out. Oddly enough, it was another librarian who originally recommended their music to me…

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