Florence + The Machine - The Odyssey

British songwriter Florence Welch has unleashed a 47-minute long film for her project FLORENCE + THE MACHINE. The Odyssey marks the final product of her ongoing collaboration with filmmaker Vincent Haycook for the songs from last year’s LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The entire film features the previously released clips for What Kind Of Man, St. Jude and Ship To Wreck as well as a brand new final chapter for the album’s song Third Eye. Welche describes the project in the following statement:

‘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.’

Director Haycook adds his own thoughts

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. Its a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover.’

You can watch the entire film right here on Welch’ official homepage. The final chapter of FLORENCE + THE MACHINE‘s The Odyssey is up for stream right here.