Photo by Tom Beard
Following her album teaser earlier this week, Florence Welch (aka Florence + the Machine) has shared a brutish lead single in the form of "What Kind of Man," of which she's also shared the accompanying video.
Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire), How Big How Blue How Beautiful—Welch's followup to 2011's Ceremonials—will arrive in the States on June 2 via Republic Records.
The title is derived from the last seven years of the singer's career: her big breakout in 2009; the blue, darker elements of her love life post-global success; and the beautiful result of songwriting and recording done over the course of 2014.
According to a press release, the new record is "live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways."
The video, directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, can be seen below, followed by the album tracklist. (Beware of some brief nudity.)
How Big How Blue How Beautiful:
Ship To Wreck
What Kind Of Man
How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Queen Of Peace
Various Storms & Saints
Long & Lost