Florence and the Machine are back. The new single, “King“, with the video by photographer and director Autumn de Wilde, can already be seen here.

“As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it.” says Florence Welch. “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 thirties 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 modeled 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.”, added the British singer.

Florence + The Machine’s last album was in 2018, High as Hope and “King” should be the start of the new work that follows it.

The group returns to NOS Alive, this time to perform live on the NOS Stage on July 7, alongside Jorja Smith, alt-J, Celeste and many others. Tickets can be purchased here.