Four years after releasing their sophomore record, Florence + The Machine are preparing for the imminent release of their third studio album, and have played it in full at a listening session in London this week.
Reports NME, Florence Welch hosted the London listening party where she played the record in full to an audience of family and friends, including The xx and Jessie Ware. While the name of the new record is not yet known, some of the new track titles reportedly include Ship To Wreck, Caught, Delilah and What Kind Of Man.
The new record follows up Florence + The Machine’s 2009 debut Lungs and its 2011 follow-up Ceremonials. While the new album hasn’t been officially announced, Consequence of Sound point to a banner advertisement for the new album prematurely posted on iTunes. It included the title, What Kind of Man, and related artwork (see below).
That same artwork was recently added as Florence + The Machine’s Facebook profile picture and is now featured on the official Florence + The Machine website.
Florence + The Machine have already been added to a host of upcoming festival lineups including Bonnaroo, Coachella, New York’s Governors Ball, Spain’s Primavera Sound, Sweden’s Way Out West and more European events. They are also one of the acts rumoured to be performing at Glastonbury.
UPDATE 11/02/15: Florence + The Machine have given fans the first taste of their new album, sharing a cinematic music video for new song How Big How Blue How Beautiful.
so on the iTunes Store the header is to preorder Florence's new album but disappears straight away WHAT??!!?!??'djszk pic.twitter.com/E45igekvmM
— toby (@tobypenford) February 9, 2015
Florence And The Machine just changed their Facebook page picture to this. I wheezed. Looks like an album cover. pic.twitter.com/knCiQzKhKD
— Free-Ass Motherfucker (@thacondition) February 9, 2015