Florence and the Machine have released a promo version of the forthcoming single ‘Spectrum’ online. The oppulant offering is maybe the highest production video to be released to date from Florence with some pretty spectacular ballet dancing, lighting and scenery all coming together to produce something that compliments the track perfectly.
Spectrum is the fourth track to be released from the 2011 album ‘Ceremonials’. The album exceeded all expectations and silenced the few critics whom dare say the flamboyant Londoner was a hurricane that had blown out after just one album. Florence and the Machines first album Lungs was a massive success in 2009 and some thought that the sheer audacity and size of the music produced may not translate to a second album, fuel was added to this fire with the two year gap preceding Ceremonials. Florence Welch has said the delay was down to making sure the album was perfect from start to finish and it worked! Ceremonials was released to much fanfare and applause and it an equal match to its predecessor in being such an eclectic sound yet being completely unique whilst taking the Florence sound further in the right direction.
Florence and The Machine have been announced as the opening act for Bestival 2012.
festival organiser Rob da Bank commented on the booking : “Her shows for us at Bestival and Camp Bestival over the last few years have always been highlights for many and I’m glad we can finally seal the deal with a headline show on the Friday of Bestival and with The xx on before her this promises to go down in the Best of Bestival yearbook!”
Bestival will take place from September 6–9 at Robin Hill Park on the Isle Of Wight. For more information, Bestival.net