It’s official: Florence and the Machine will release their new album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, on June 1st in the UK via Island Records and a day later in the US via Republic. Earlier this week, the band unveiled the album’s title track (and music video). This afternoon, BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe premiered the first official single, “What Kind of Man”, and also confirmed the LP’s title and release date.
On “What Kind of Man”, the group opt for a more classic rock firepower with searing guitar riffs weaved between Florence Welch’s high-flying vocals. We always knew the frontwoman had bite, but this track just might be her fiercest one yet.
Update: Watch the single’s official video, directed by Vincent Haycock and choreographed by Ryan Heffington.
How Big How Blue How Beautiful serves as the follow-up to 2011’s Ceremonials. It was written over the course of two years in London…
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