Florence and the Machine releases short film The Odyssey

Music, art and film

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Bringing a special project to a close, Florence Welch has released a new video that visually interprets her last album. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the first look...

Florence and the Machine has released a short film titled The Odyssey. Directed by Vincent Haycock, the 47-minute film is mainly derived from music videos from the band's latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The film also includes the final instalment of the series, the video to the song "Third Eye".

"This is the finale of a very personal project that came from a conversation me and Vince had in the Chateau Marmont about a year and a half ago while I was writing How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful," Welch posted on the band's Facebook page. "I was talking to him about the record and the car crash of a relationship break up I was going through. 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. And we decided we would re-tell this story in full. We would re-claim this experience, re-imagine it and in some way perhaps I would come to understand it, to exercise it. And so the Big Blue Odyssey began..."

The Odyssey can be watched in full on the band's website

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