Florence and the Machine have released a 47-minute short film called The Odyssey.
The piece strings together several video clips of songs from the band’s 2015 album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Tracks used include St. Jude, Delilah, Ship to Wreck and What Kind Of Man.
Directed by Vincent Haycock, the film follows the story of Florence’s own heartbreak. “The film is titled ‘The Odyssey’ because it follows Welch’s cinematic journey through the storm of heartbreak,” said Haycock in a statement. “Like the layers of Dante’s purgatory, each song or chapter represents a battle that Florence traversed … that embodied each song or story.”
“I was talking to [Vince] about the record and the car crash of a relationship breakup I was going through,” said Welch. “The highs and the lows of love and performance, how out of control I felt, the purgatory of heartbreak, and how I was trying to change and trying to be free.”
You can watch The Odyssey in full here.
Listen: Florence and the Machine – What Kind Of Man