Florence + The Machine announces new album ‘Dance Fever’

Virgin Radio

9 Mar 2022, 16:50

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Florence + The Machine have finally announced details of their latest album after revealing the artwork in an Instagram post.

It will be their first LP since releasing ‘High As Hope’ in 2018 and will mark their fifth studio album.

Posting on her Instagram account, lead singer Florence Welch released the artwork for the new record, along with the name, ‘Dance Fever’.

In the post, the musician can be seen looking rather ethereal with two big pink flowers in her hair and a moth above her head as she stands in front of a full moon and some thorned branches. The beautiful artwork was created by Autumn de Wilde, who has been working with the musician on other projects for the album.

In the caption, Welch wrote: “A fairytale in 14 songs”.

She added that it would be available to pre-order from 8am GMT, although no date was specified.

A tracklist for Dance Fever has not yet been announced either, but in the last few weeks, Florence + the Machine shared two new songs from the upcoming album- 'King' and 'Heaven Is Here'.

After the release of ‘King,’ the singer revealed she wrote the song after she began to consider how her gender impacted her as an artist.

She said: “To be a performer but also to want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts.

“I had modelled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.”

Her latest single, 'Heaven Is Here', was written in lockdown after Florence said she wanted to “make something monstrous”.

She added: “this clamour of joy, fury and grief was the first thing that came out.

With dance studios also shut it was my dream to one day create choreography with it. So it’s one of the first pieces of music I have made specifically with contemporary dance in mind.”