Florence Welch – I’d gone from being this…

I’d gone from being this art student messing about with music to this girl with…


“I’d gone from being this art student messing about with music to this girl with a record deal, magazine front covers and all this hype. In many ways, it was everything I ever wanted, but when it happened all I felt was total, paralysing fear.”
-Florence Welch

Florence Welch – The aesthetic came along the…

The aesthetic came along the way, I think – just through experimenting, and going on tour…


“The aesthetic came along the way, I think – just through experimenting, and going on tour, and trying stuff out on stage, having fun with it, and not taking it too seriously. If I had a ballgown at home, I’d wear it onstage. If I found something in a charity shop, I’d wear it. That’s where it grew from – just wanting to play dress-up.”
-Florence Welch

Florence Welch – I’m a light sleeper. I’ve…

I’m a light sleeper. I’ve never been one of those people who can put their…


“I’m a light sleeper. I’ve never been one of those people who can put their head down and suddenly everything disappears. Nighttime is the time I get most scared, anxious or worried. In those darker moments before waking or sleeping is when I feel most, I don’t know, I can turn on myself, and my imagination can take me dark places.”
-Florence Welch

Florence Welch – It would be too frightening…

It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I…


“It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.”
-Florence Welch

Florence Welch – I’ve always been a bit…

I’ve always been a bit of a decorator. I think if I wasn’t a singer…


“I’ve always been a bit of a decorator. I think if I wasn’t a singer I’d probably be in stage setting or interior design or something. I like clutter and I’m quite visually greedy. I can’t have things to be plain I have to have things looking interesting… maybe I’m just a frustrated interior designer stuck in a singing career.”
-Florence Welch