New striking strokes
24 February 2022
Artist: FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Who: Musical project of Florence
Welch (age: 35) from London
Active: Since 2006 – 4 longplayers
New single: KING
Welch: “As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much.
I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and
matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my
30s and the future… I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires.
That to be a performer, but also to want a family might not be as simple for me
as it is for my male counterparts. I had modeled myself almost exclusively on male
performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols
as I have to make decisions they did not.”
King is a towering accomplishment. An epic gem
with Florence‘s vocal tenseness going sky-high.
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