Florence + The Machine have launched Underneath Heaven Over Hell, a 39-track compilation personally curated by lead singer and songwriter Florence Welch.
Stitching collectively music from the group’s 5 studio albums, the career-spanning challenge brings new and seasoned listeners on a spellbinding journey by the group’s best hits and musical moments, from 2008’s “Canine Days Are Over” to final 12 months’s “Choreomania.”
To mark the compilation’s launch, Welch wrote on her Instagram: “Choices for listening are / working by a subject / in a haunted home / ingesting pretend blood and crying glitter / Drunk in a clown swimsuit / Calling like a crow for a boy / for a physique within the backyard.”
Final 12 months, Florence + The Machine unveiled Dance Fever, an album born from the need to bust down pandemic doorways and dance. Upon its launch, the document obtained important reward and soared to No.1 on the UK charts. In the summertime of 2023, the album’s imaginative and prescient involves life because the band returns to the stage and headlines a string of festivals throughout Europe.
Moreover, Florence + The Machine launched the brand new single “Mermaids” in April together with Dance Fever (Full Version), which additionally contains spoken-word poetry variations of “King,” “My Love,” and “Cassandra.”Written and produced by Welch and Glass Animals lead singer Dave Bayley, “Mermaids” tells of sirens “morphing with English women rolling round their cities with reckless abandon – embracing their one evening on the shore and dancing like they’ve by no means danced earlier than.”
Earlier this 12 months, Welch’s early hit “Canine Days Are Over” had a popular culture second when it was featured in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In a response TikTok, Welch wrote, “So I cried during this film however when The Guardians of the Galaxy began dancing to ‘Canine Days’ I actually misplaced it. Thanks a lot for the love for this second. The superhero-obsessed little woman in me can’t consider it occurred.”
Wanting ahead, Welch can be engaged on a musical adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s traditional novel The Nice Gatsby, which is able to premiere at Harvard College’s American Repertory Theater in Cambridge subsequent 12 months.