Watch Florence and The Machine’s New Short Film ‘The Odyssey’

Florence and The Machine have released a short film called The Odyssey, a compilation of all clips taken from last year’s album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.

Each of the clips from What Kind Of Man, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, St. Jude, Ship To Wreck, Queen Of Peace, and Delilah have been strung together with some new clips to create a story. It also includes a new sequence for Third Eye. Florence Welch explained how this film came about:

“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. 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.”

The film was directed by Vincent Haycock, who described it as “a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover.”

Watch the full film on Florence and The Machine’s official website. You can also revisit each music video one by one, starting with chapter one below.

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