There are plenty of foolish admirers -- still under the spell of 2009's hypnotic art-pop album Lungs -- who wouldn't mind sacrificing themselves to the sea for Florence Welch.
The red-headed siren has got that ethereal yet dangerous thing going on. And her new track "What the Water Gave Me" off Florence + The Machine's upcoming sophomore album, revealed today via florenceandthemachine.net, is the perfect soundtrack for lovesick self-sacrifice.
"It's a song for the water," explains Welch in an official statement on her website.
"When I was writing this song I was thinking a lot about all those people who've lost their lives in vain attempts to save their loved ones from drowning."
"It's about water in all forms and all bodies," she elaborates. "It's about a lot of things; Virginia Woolf creeps into it, and of course Frieda Kahlo, whose painfully beautiful painting gave me the title."
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Who knew a watery grave could be so dreamy.
Florence + the Machine's currently untitled second album will be released in November 2011.