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Florence + The Machine return with "King" video

Autumn de Wilde

Florence + The Machine have shared their first new music since "Call Me Cruella", from the 2021 Disney film, Cruella.

Band leader Florence Welch says of their new song, "King":

“As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my 30s and the future, I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also to want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts. I had modelled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.”

Check out Florence + The Machine's new video for "King"...

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