Florence + The Machine’s Emotive “Queen Of Peace” / “Long & Lost” Mini-Film: Watch
Florence + The Machine’s visual era for their latest How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful album has been some of the strongest of 2015 thus far. Florence Welch continues her tumultuous reign with the new video for “Queen Of Peace” and “Lost & Lost.”
The ten-minute short film is once again directed by Vincent Haycock is an aggressively emotive one, as it shows Welch being the peacemaker (pun intended) amongst her violent family. It’s quite the stunning narrative that is elevated with interpretive dancing.
Haycock spoke on the video in a statement, saying:
“We filmed ‘Queen of Peace’ and ‘Long & Lost’ in Scotland, one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to or filmed. The coast of Scotland is breathtaking, beautiful and harsh, an aesthetic mix that both Florence and I have been very interested in during the making of these videos. The Scottish people are amazing and especially the town of Easdale, the small island that we lived on and filmed. We shot in the winter and it was cold, brutal and endlessly inspiring, which I think really helped the story of Florence’s struggle with her family, the younger innocence vs. the feuding violence of the men around her, etc. The end of the video was done in a single take, at the very last seconds of light during a stormy barge ride on a freezing sea. The effort and focus on both the actors and crew was so amazing, Florence delivers one of my favorite moments to date and it’s one of my proudest technical and narrative accomplishments.”
Watch the video for “Queen Of Peace”/”Long & Lost” up top.