Florence and the Machine Drops Video for New Song “King”

Florence and the Machine have released a new single called “King.” It arrived this week with a new music video directed by Autumn de Wilde (who directed 2020’s Emma). Watch it below.

Florence Welch discussed the new song in a statement:

As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my thirties and the future, I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also to want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts. I had modeled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.