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Florence Welch Covers 'Nylon' June 2011

Florence Welch Covers 'Nylon' June 2011

Florence and the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch covers Nylon magazine’s Music Issue!

Here’s what the 24-year-old singer had to share:

On her emotional connection to music: “It’s funny because I’m not actually very good at saying how I feel in person. 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.”

On her first European tour, with MGMT: “We were desperate to do it, but obviously had no money. 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.’”

On childhood aspirations: “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.”

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  • BEAN

    I like some of her songs but idk why, she doesn’t sing. I dont even know how to describe what is coming out of her mouth actually. Nevertheless she seems to make incredible songs! I think she looks a bit like a man though. I just dont find her attractive in any light or pose.

  • :)

    Flawless <3

  • asha

    Wow, had no idea she was 24. I thought she was like in her early to mid 30′s.

  • jdub

    she’s only 24! HELL I thought she was pushing 40

  • Stella

    She IS 24 and her voice is like heaven!!! I can’t stop listening “I’m not calling you a liar”

  • david

    Florence Welch is Flawless. She has the voice of an angel.