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New Track - What The Water Gave Me

New Track - What The Water Gave Me

Tue 23 Aug, 2011

The wait is finally over, following weeks of writing and recording new material we can today unveil the first taste of Florence & The Machine's forthcoming second album - a brand new track called What The Water Gave Me.

If you have seen Flo in concert recently you may have witnessed her perform it live but this is the first release of the studio version of the track.

Visit www.florenceandthemachine.net to exclusively watch a video of Flo performing What The Water Gave Me in the studio now.

Speaking about the song, Flo said: "It's a song for the water... Because in music and art what I'm really interested in are the things that are overwhelming. The ocean seems to me to be nature's great overwhelmer.

"When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who've lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning. It's about water in all forms and all bodies. It's about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frieda Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title."

You can also download What The Water Gave Me right now from iTunes, click below to get your copy.


Rest Of The World

Florence & The Machine's second album was once again produced by Paul Epworth and was recorded over five weeks in the famous Studio 3 of Abbey Road (where the Beatles recorded 'Revolver' and Pink Floyd ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’), after which Florence and Paul decamped to his own London studio to add the finishing touches.

The as yet untitled album will be released on November 7th in the UK.

Stay tuned for more album number 2 news coming soon...

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  • OMG this is AMAZING! I'm old school, - but I can't wait until November so I've just downloaded my first ever track! Please please please Aberdeen on the next tour - I don't want to have to go to Edinburgh or Glasgow in the middle of winter - we need you here!

    Posted by mcalder69 on Sun 04 Sep, 2011

  • Oh my gosh words cannot describe how amazing this song is...I don't expect anythiing less than purely awe.inspiring from Florence and yet she amazes me every time..... I may have failed to hold back tears but it was more than worth the awkward 'in a packed room crying' moment!!!

    Posted by Sarah117 on Sat 03 Sep, 2011

  • I love this song SO much (as you can see by my username!) her hauntin voice sounds BEAUTIFUL!

    Posted by TheWaterGaveMeYou on Fri 02 Sep, 2011

  • dance beats??? i love evrything else in the song except the beats.. going more commercial? plz dont do it.. we love ur music bcoz it has a soul in it.. ur vocals are the best!!

    Posted by sanjivbalan on Tue 30 Aug, 2011

  • You are one bad ass chick. That is all, good day

    Posted by mikeyvinny on Tue 30 Aug, 2011

  • Flo, you have done it again! Another beautiful song with your AMAZING voice!

    Posted by harleygurl38 on Fri 26 Aug, 2011

  • I love this song. :)

    Posted by Inuyashka on Fri 26 Aug, 2011

  • wow!

    Posted by cheezitrox on Thu 25 Aug, 2011

  • this is breath-taking!, its amazing, the lyrics are such an inspiration to life!, but i didnt expect any less from Florence, its amazing,

    Posted by Vintage-Ribbon97 on Thu 25 Aug, 2011

  • One word - "Stunning!" But then, did we expect any less? I think not ;o)

    Posted by stalky on Thu 25 Aug, 2011

  • im still in shock, i've just scraped my jaw off the ground and attempted to write this before my chest explodes with happiness! at last more florence music! CANNOT WAIT FOR NOVEMBER! THANK YOU FOR WRITING MORE MUSIC!!! YOU'VE MADE MY DAY :)

    Posted by JeSs~ on Thu 25 Aug, 2011

  • It's so wonderful! :) xx

    Posted by zacandthemachine on Wed 24 Aug, 2011

  • Watched the video, love the new song! I followed the North American itunes link for the new song but it is not available here (US): will it be soon? Thanks,

    Posted by hortbunny on Wed 24 Aug, 2011

  • this song calms me when i am mad. florence has done it again!!!!!! a big hit!

    Posted by cforsyth on Wed 24 Aug, 2011

  • amazing music love it

    Posted by cforsyth on Wed 24 Aug, 2011

  • Why does it say "the song is not currently in the Canadian iTunes store"??? I want to buy it but it won't let me, please help me.

    Posted by Jordanmccoll on Tue 23 Aug, 2011