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."
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"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."
Who knew a watery grave could be so dreamy.
Florence + the Machine's currently untitled second album will be released in November 2011.