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Florence Welch Discusses How It Feels to Be a Woman Headliner

Florence Welch poses for the cover of Elle UK‘s Wonder Woman issue, which is on newsstands now.

Here is what the Florence + the Machine singer had to share with the mag:

On being afraid of the vulnerability and truth in her music: “I was horrified at what I was doing…There were things in Hunger that I still haven’t really spoken about to some of my oldest friends; I don’t really talk to my mum about it. My little sister was like, ‘What are you doing? You can’t speak about this stuff and you put it in a f**pop song!’”

On working with women: “If I go into a studio situation I know what I’m doing and what I want to do. But when I was younger, especially if it was with an older man, I would end up doing what I thought they wanted to do. But it meant that nothing sounded right. And so when I finally went in to work with Isa [bandmate Isabella Summers] she just let me sit down and do whatever the fuck I wanted at the piano and hit the walls with sticks and it was from that, from the safe space of a female collaborator that the sound of Florence + The Machine was born.”

On how it feels to be a woman headliner: “I’m not religious, but for me the act of singing has always been such a reverential thing. I’ve always felt this peace when I’m singing… It’s something I find quite interesting, because when I’m performing, I don’t really know if I’m in the male or female. I feel like it’s this strange straddling of both. I feel like both the masculine and the feminine exist inside everybody.”

For more from the issue, visit Elle.com/UK!

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Florence Welch & Lily Allen Step Out for Hyundai Mercury Prize 2018

Florence Welch steps out in style for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize on Thursday night (September 20) at the Eventim Apollo in London, England.

The 32-year-old singer looked pretty in a shimmering pink dress as she was joined at the event by fellow singer Lily Allen.

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The event is held annually to award the best album released in the United Kingdom by a British or Irish act.

Florence and Lily were both nominated, but the honor this year went to Wolf Alice for their Visions of a Life.

FYI: Florence is wearing a The Vampire’s Wife dress while carrying a Gucci bag.

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Florence Welch Redecorated Her 'Late Night' Dressing Room

Florence Welch sat down for a rare talk show interview on last night’s (June 28) episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers!

The 31-year-old singer explained why live performances are so important to her, tells Seth about her childhood punk rock band called the Toxic Cockroaches, and reveals why she redecorated her Late Night dressing room.

“I have kind of a strong sense of aesthetic, I don’t know if that comes across,” Florence joked. “It looks better! It’s a nice thing to do when you arrive anywhere. I spend like a good half hour just kind of decorating and settling in.”

Florence went on to talk about publishing Useless Magic, a collection of her writings and drawings, discusses the coven she started as a child and explains how she tricks herself into writing very personal music.

Florence also hit the stage with her band mates to perform “Hunger” from their just released album High As Hope.


Florence Welch Was in a Band Called the Toxic Cockroaches

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Florence + the Machine: 'High As Hope' Album Stream & Download - Listen Now!

Florence + the Machine‘s new album is out!

The 31-year-old singer and her band mates just released their fifth studio album High As Hope.

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Florence + The Machine will be hitting the road this summer for a North American tour in support of Hugh As Hope. The tour kicks off on August 5 in Montreal, Canada and is scheduled to end on October 20 in Minneapolis, Minn – See all the dates here!

You can download Florence + the Machine‘s new album off of iTunes here.

Listen to High As Hope below!

Florence + The Machine Perform 'Hunger' on 'Late Show' - Watch Here!

Florence + The Machine hit the stage for an epic performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night (June 28).’

The 31-year-old singer and her band mates performed their new song “Hunger” from their upcoming album High As Hope, which is set to hit stores everywhere tomorrow (June 29).

Florence + The Machine will be hitting the road this summer for a North American tour in support of Hugh As Hope. The tour kicks off on August 5 in Montreal, Canada and is scheduled to end on October 20 in Minneapolis, Minn – See all the dates here!

Watch the performance below…


Florence + The Machine Perform ‘Hunger’
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