Photo by Heather Kaplan
How Big How Blue How Beautiful is the highly-anticipated new album from Florence and the Machine, due out on June 2nd through Republic Records. Already we’ve heard two LP cuts in last month’s “What Kind of Man” and the title track. Now, the band has offered up another preview of what’s to come: During an intimate club show in London last night, Florence Welch & co. graced the audience with two brand new songs, “Third Eye” and “St. Jude”.
As you’ll see in the clips below, “Third Eye” charges with the same kind of vigorous, crescendoing energy as “What Kind of Man” — with the ever-expressive Welch in full control of both the stage and crowd. “St. Jude”, meanwhile, is a tender and lonesome baroque pop number and sees the UK frontwoman adapting a more reposed, intimate demeanor. Watch fan-caught footage of the two new tracks, as well as “What Kind of Man” and “How Big How Blue How Beautiful”.
“What Kind of Man”:
“How Big How Blue How Beautiful”:
How Big How Blue How Beautiful Tracklist:
01. Ship to Wreck
02. What Kind of Man
03. How Big How Blue How Beautiful
04. Queen of Peace
05. Various Storms & Saints
07. Long & Lost
09. Third Eye
10. St Jude