We’ve already gotten four memorable videos for songs from Florence + The Machine’s latest album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful, but Florence Welch doesn’t seem content to stop there. She’s teamed up yet again with Vincent Haycock — who also directed the rest of the videos for the record — for a ten-minute short film featuring the album tracks “Queen Of Peace” and “Long & Lost.” It was shot on the Scotland coastline, and Welch acts as a mediator for a violent colony who seem to be holding her back at every turn. Watch below.
Here’s some words from director Vincent Haycock:
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.
How Big How Blue How Beautiful is out now via Republic.