Superstar Florence Welch has completed work on the second Florence and The Machine album, with producer Paul Epworth declaring that there are ‘no weak songs’ on the tracks recorded for the album sessions. He told Twitter followers “Friday night and had a week of wonderful mixes coming in for Florence 2. I love handing something over to hear it come back better.”
He then went to pity the A&R department of her label, Universal, for having to whittle the sessions down to the final tracks which will be collated to be released on the album. He declared “I feel for the A&rR Dept having to try and whittle these tracks down to 10 or 12 because there really are no weak ones.”
He said via Twitter “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.” No release date has been set for the follow up to 2009’s smash hit Lungs, which hit number one in the UK and top three in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
Welch spoke of the follow up back in May, saying “It feels as if there’s still a lot of questioning left to do. Just because I’m happy in my relationship, I’ve still got issues to deal with. I’m going to be 25 and I feel like I’ve got to be a grown-up now. I feel like your life is always a battle between safety and freedom.”