Is Florence and the Machine Wanting a Different Sound for Third Album?
Although singer Florence Welch has yet to make a statement, it appears as if Florence and the Machine are in the studio working on a follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials. The only thing is, the act seems to be aiming for a different sound this time.
On August 14, up-and-coming British producer MNEK tweeted about working with the singer. He wrote: “In studio with @flo_tweet for the next 3 dayzzz”
For those not familiar with MNEK’s work, he’s produced for Mutya Keisha Siobhan, Rudimental, Little Mix, and Misha B. Should he have a greater role on their third studio album, it would certainly be a change from the darker, occasionally ethereal textures brought by Paul Epworth on their first two albums.
Ceremonials came out in October 2011, turning into both a commercial and critical hit. Critics named it one of the best of the year, while the release went up to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart. That year, Ceremonials was certified platinum in the U.K.
Ceremonials didn’t do too badly in the U.S., either. As far as chart performance is concerned, it peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.
In total, the album spawned six singles: “What the Water Gave Me,” “Shake It Out,” “No Light, No Light,” “Never Let Me Go,” “Spectrum,” and “Lover to Lover.” Later in 2012, Welch collaborated with Calvin Harris on single “Sweet Nothing,” a cut from his own 18 Months album that turned into a global hit.