Florence Welch, the lead singer of Florence and the Machine, has promised greater restraint on her vocals on her upcoming second album.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, she claims that she is still learning how to sing and so fans might hear a big difference between Welch’s free-flowing and crackly voice on the first album and a controlled voice on the second album.
“I’m still learning how to sing. I’m learning restraint,” she told the DJ.
“When I first started singing, I just used to scream all the time. When I first played in pubs and clubs with just an electric guitar it was the only way to get people to pay attention, but I think I’ve got more control now having performed a lot more.”
However, fans don’t need to despair too much that Welch’s signature style is no longer there, as she added “I’m still screaming at some points though”.
Last week, the band showed a sneak peak at the new material by releasing the first track from the new album, named What the Water Gave Me.
As for the much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s Lungs, the as-yet-unnamed second album will be out on November 7th.
Back in 2009, Lungs was a slow burner on the UK chart, not reaching the number one spot until it had been on the chart for 28 weeks.
However, it then became one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010 and won a string of awards including every UK artist’s dream of British Album at the BRIT Awards.
Hinting what to expect on the brand new album, producer Paul Epworth said earlier this month: “It’s a weird record that sounds live in ways and like a machine in others, with sensitivity and power from both the music and Flo’s voice.”
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