Florence + The Machine Drops Short Film ‘The Odyssey’: Watch
Florence + the Machine‘s recent videos have taken her to strange places. For 2015’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, she has wandered through seedy hotels. She traveled to a Scottish island. She faced down the devil, and while dancing as if being baptized or at a headbanger’s ball. (Sometimes she makes it hard to tell.)
Now, Florence and director Vincent Haycock feature those videos in The Odyssey. This short film concludes with a new video for “Third Eye,” released today (April 25). Fortunately, it makes for a happy ending to Florence’s surreal journey.
“[The ‘Third Eye’ video] is the finale of a very personal project that came from a conversation me and Vince had in the Chateau Marmont about a year and a half ago while I was writing How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” Florence says on Facebook. “I was talking to him about the record and the car crash of a relationship break up I was going through. The highs and the lows of love and performance, how out of control I felt, the purgatory of heartbreak, and how I was trying to change and trying to be free. And we decided we would re-tell this story in full.”
Watch Florence and the Machine’s “Third Eye” video below. Watch The Odyssey in full at her official website.