Florence + the Machine debut The Odyssey Chapters 4 & 5: “Queen of Peace” and “Long & Lost” via NPR Music First Watch

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This ten-minute film, which begins with ‘Queen of Peace’ and flows into ‘Long & Lost’, tells the next chapters in Florence’s Odyssey begun with ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’. Shot on and around the Scottish isle of Easdale, this next installment film was made with frequent collaborator Vincent Haycock. Haycock has also directed the other films inspired by the songs on this most recent release including ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’, ‘What Kind of Man’, ‘St Jude’ and ‘Ship to Wreck’.

Watch the film here.
“We filmed ‘Queen of Peace’ and ‘Long & Lost’ in Scotland, one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to or filmed,” Haycock says of the video. “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.”

 

 

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