Florence + The Machine shares ‘Mermaids’ And Announces ‘Dance Fever – The Complete Edition’
Florence + The Machine confirms the release of new song ‘Mermaids’.
Having teased the arrival of this new masterpiece with cryptic images and lyrics of the magical and mythical, ‘Mermaids’ in its full gory glory is here. A fitting addition to her fifth number 1 album Dance Fever, released last year, ‘Mermaids’ sits alongside spoken word poem versions of album tracks ‘King’, ‘My Love’ and ‘Cassandra’ which have been added to the original album to create Dance Fever – The Complete Edition.
‘Mermaids’ was written and produced by Florence and Dave Bayley. They started it during their sessions for Dance Fever and completed it when Florence was recovering from her broken foot. It’s a cautionary tale of the mythical sea creatures morphing with English girls rolling around their cities with reckless abandon – embracing their one night on the shore and dancing like they’ve never danced before (“and the dancefloor filling with blood but oh lord, you’ve never been so in love”), enjoying the “cheerful oblivion” that comes with drink, drugs and a desperate desire to belong, love and be loved without regret or consequence.
A powerful image depicted by sage lyricism and underpinned by monumental musicianship. ‘Mermaids’ continues Florence’s momentous growth into one of the UKs best and most original songwriters and performers. No one creates a whole world in one song in quite the same way.
Florence will be back in and around these shores across the summer for festival performances at Musgrave Park, Cork on June 26the, Malahide Castle in Dublin on 27th and Ormeau Park in Belfast on June 28th as well as headlining Boardmasters in Cornwall on August 13th. See below for her full summer live schedule.
DANCE FEVER – THE COMPLETE EDITION:
Back In Town
Girls Against God
Dream Girl Evil
Heaven Is Here
King (Poem Version)
My Love (Poem Version
Cassandra (Poem Version)
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE LIVE
May 28—Music Is the Answer—Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
June 4—Music Is The Answer—Sao Paolo, Brazil
June 16—Lido Sounds—Linz, Austria
June 18—Pula Arena—Pula, Croatia
June 22—Idays Milano—Milan, Italy
June 26—Musgrave Park—Cork, Ireland
June 28—Ormeau Park—Belfast, Ireland
July 2—Ejekt Festival—Athens, Greece
July 6—Bilbao BBK—Bilbao, Spain
July 8—South Ocean Festival—Malmo, Sweden
August 10—Sziget Festival—Budapest, Hungary
August 11—Summer Well Festival—Buftea, Romania
August 13—Boardmasters—Newquay, U.K.
August 19—Lowlands Festival—Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
August 20—Pukkelpop—Hasselt, Belgium
August 25—Zurich Open Air—Zurich, Switzerland
August 26—Rock En Seine—Paris, France
September 1—Meo Kalorama—Lisbon, Portugal
September 2—Cala Mijas—Malaga, Spain