Florence Welch's new film explores break-up

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 April 2016
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Florence Welch

Florence Welch unveils her new short film 'The Odyssey' on Thursday (21.04.16), and the short documents the "highs and lows" of the 'You've Got The Love' hitmaker's turbulent love life

Florence Welch explores her "car crash relationship" in her new musical film 'The Odyssey'.

The 29-year-old singer's personal "heartbreak" is documented in the 40-minute short, which she made with filmmaker Vincent Haycock and premiered at London's Rio Cinema on Wednesday night (20.04.16).

Florence - who went through agony after splitting from events worker James Nesbitt in 2013 - has described the film as "the car crash of a relationship break-up I was going through" and said making it allowed her to "understand and exorcise" the emotions she felt following the couple, who dated for just over a year, parted ways.

The Florence + The Machine frontwoman - who, prior to James, dated Stuart Hammond, but separated from him in 2011 after three years as his girlfriend - encompasses a different "battle" she's been through in each song on the record and for each chapter of the movie.

Director Vincent revealed: "'The Odyssey', like the epic poem by Homer, is a journey. It's Florence's personal journey to find herself again after the emotional storm of a heartbreak. Like the layers of Dante's purgatory, each song or chapter represents a battle that Florence traversed and physical landscape that embodied each song or story. It's a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover."

The film accompanies Florence + The Machine's third studio LP 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' - which Florence has previously admitted is inspired by her break-up from James - and features a new ending to the song 'Third Eye'.

The flame-haired singer will stream the film via official website Florenceandthemachine.net from Thursday (21.04.16).

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