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Florence + the Machine Show Off Ethereal Dance Moves in ‘What the Water Gave Me’ Video

Florence and the Machine What the Water Gave Me Video
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Florence + the Machine have released the video for their new song, ‘What the Water Gave Me,’ and in it the British singer Florence Welch shows off her ethereal, water-inspired dance moves.

The focus of the clip is on the red-haired indie pop darling, who says the song is an ode to H2O. “… In music and art, what I’m really interested in are the things that are overwhelming,” she says. “The ocean seems to me to be nature’s great overwhelmer.”

She continues, “When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who’ve lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning. It’s about water in all forms and all bodies. It’s about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frieda Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title.”

‘What the Water Gave Me’ is featured on Florence Welch’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album, which was produced by Paul Epworth and recorded over five weeks at the famed studio Abbey Road. The new LP will be released on Nov. 7 in the UK and sometime in the same month in the US. The album follows Florence + the Machine’s debut, ‘Lungs,’ which sailed up the charts, thanks to its hit song ‘Dog Days Are Over.’

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