Florence Welch is Red Hot on the Cover of Nylon’s Music Issue
Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine is a striking redhead who has performed at the Grammys (holding her own with Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson) and has won fans over thanks to her unconventional look and music.
The scorching-hot British singer, who rocks the cutest forehead grazing bangs, graces the cover of the music issue of street style fashion magazine Nylon in a gray cardigan with gilded sleeves and striped short shorts. Her mix of rock ‘n’ roll and vintage looks is one-of-a-kind and Welch, 24, opens up to the magazine about how music helps her deal “with [her] own emotional failings in life”; touring in Europe with MGMT (Papa Welch accompanied them on the trek); and her childhood obsession with witchcraft.
Oh Florence, you cast an unbreakable and impenetrable spell on us with your music and your beguiling look!
“I’m not actually very good at saying how I feel in person,” Welch explains to Nylon, saying that music is her vehicle for expression. “I think songwriting is a way for me to deal with my own emotional failings in life. When I’m making a song, it’s almost as if I can express how I feel. It’s almost as if, to get a message across to one person, you have to sing it to a couple of thousand!” Thank goodness she isn’t shy about that aspect of performance and being a public figure!
Welch also recalled her first European tour with indie rockers MGMT, which was born of desperation and chaperoned by dear old dad. It turned out to be quite the caravan experience. “We were desperate to do it, but obviously had no money,” Welch recollected. “But my dad said he’d take us around in his camper van … So [the band] and my dad chugged around Europe for a month. We’d get to these tiny European towns and just look for the biggest thing there, which was always MGMT’s tour bus. That’s how we found the venue. They must have thought we were insane, turning up with pots and pans rattling, hanging out the window like ‘Hellooo.’”
Welch’s initial aspirations were not musical, actually. She had designs on a coven when she was a young lass. She revealed, “I wanted to be a witch when I was a kid. I was obsessed with witchcraft. At school, me and my friends had these spell books: I always wanted a more magical reality. I had a shrine at home and I did a spell to try and make the boy in the other class fall in love with me.”
Now Florence Welch can rely on Florence + The Machine’s music to cast the most effective spell on the boys!
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