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Written by: Matthew McGuire

Florence + The Machine, UK’s powerhouse rock band, has just released their sixth installment of The Odyssey with Delilah.


This section of the film shows a backlash of emotion that circles around a destructive relationship. It may be entertaining, but I don’t support demonic energy. There is a scene where a demon is standing over Florence in this clip. I also don’t support destructive relationships. In the real world, people need to support one another. Drop the hate, and move to the light.

An interesting element these short films is that the videos are directed by different people. It looks like Welch has a big role in writing these videos, but overall, there are no other international rock stars releasing multiple sections of film to support an album. The idea is creative, but I could see it more appealing if they focused on real life events.

Watch the last three chapters, and catch the entire collection of short films here.

The collection of songs behind the films is connected to Florence + The Machine’s latest album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. 

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Delilah (The Odyssey – Chapter 6)

Directed by:Courtney Davies

Composers:Florence Welch, Isabella Summers

Producers:Markus Dravs, Vince Haycock

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Queen of Peace & Long and Lost (The Odyssey – Chapters 4 & 5)

Directed by:Vince Haycock

Composers:Florence Welch, Markus Dravs, Ester Dean

Producers:Markus Dravs, Sophie Hubble

“This was one of the first songs Isa and I wrote for this record while we were at Geejam studios in Jamaica,” Welch says of the song. “It’s based on a party we had just been to in Miami, the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah and the agony of the mobile phone in modern relationships.” – Florence Welch

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Matthew McGuire is the founder and editor of Crescent Vale News. In 2014, he acquired a master's degree in Professional Media and Media Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.