Today Florence + The Machine debut a new song and video. The new track is titled Big God. The video is choreographed by Akram Khan and Florence and directed by Autumn de Wilde. The song is the third track released from their highly anticipated fourth studio album, High As Hope. About the new track, Florence comments,
‘Big God’ was written about that feeling when someone has not replied to your text, the modern phenomenon of ‘Ghosting’ which is one of my favourite words but not my favourite feeling. I was describing it to someone and they said to me ‘You need a big god’, as if the need in me were so cavernous, it would take something enormous to fill it. Probably something bigger than a text message.
It’s always been a very physical song. I saw a dance piece in my head as I was writing it, so to co choreograph something with Akram Khan was a huge honour. Autumn de Wilde fully understood what I was trying to do. The power of the desire within the void, left with yourself to rage and wonder and really it is yourself you are raging against. Not the ghost.
and Akram Khan adds,
For me, this encounter with Florence and her powerful song somehow navigated itself towards the element—water. But the direction of the dance also became a resistance to all things that wish to oppress, a sort of protest dance and yet a celebratory one towards a new found freedom.
Check out the video here:
Furthermore, the band have added additional shows to their 23-city North American fall headline tour, including second nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl September 26 and Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem October 6. Tickets are available to the public Friday, June 29. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, June 25 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, June 28 at 10 p.m. local time.
Previously announced dates—on sale now—include New York, Seattle, Portland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Chicago and more. Visit florenceandthemachine.net for more information.
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August 5 Montreal, QC, Canada Osheaga
August 9 Lake Tahoe, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys*
August 11 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands
September 8 Vancouver, BC, Canada Skookum Festival
September 10 Seattle, WA KeyArena†
September 11 Portland, OR Moda Center†
September 14 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center†
September 15 Denver, CO Grandoozy Festival
September 22 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful
September 23 San Diego, CA Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl San Diego State University‡
September 25 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl‡
September 26 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl‡
September 29 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory‡
September 30 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion‡
October 2 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena§
October 3 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center§
October 5 Washington, D.C. The Anthem**
October 6 Washington, D.C. The Anthem**
October 9 New York, NY Barclays Center‡
October 12 Boston, MA TD Garden††
October 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena††
October 14 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center††
October 16 Toronto, ON, Canada Air Canada Centre††
October 19 Chicago, IL United Center‡‡
October 20 Minneapolis, MN Target Center‡‡
†with St. Vincent and Lizzo
‡with Kamasi Washington
§with Billie Eilish
**with Beth Ditto
††with Grizzly Bear
‡‡with Perfume Genius
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