Florence + The Machine’s new video for “Delilah,” the fiery single from the sweeping new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, comes with a subtitle: “The Odyssey – Chapter 6.” That would seem to imply that this video, and the five that came before it, make up some sort of epic Greek tale. If that’s the case, I don’t really see it; these videos don’t seem to have all that much to do with each other. This latest one is especially confounding. It takes place in dingy offices and hotels rooms in what looks like Florida, and yet it’s filled with fantastical images: Goblins, Biblical allusions, freakily menacing orgy scenes. Through it all, we see Florence Welch doing the convulsive dancing that she’s made something of a trademark. I have no idea what it all means, but it’s memorable, intense filmmaking. Vincent Haycock once again directs. Check it out below.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful is out now on Republic.