It's been a meteoric rise for Florence Welch, the dynamic singer of the group Florence +The Machine. The English band has topped the charts in their native country and have crossed the pond with huge success, but it's come at a cost. First, a vocal injury forced Welch to cancel some dates earlier this summer. Now the singer has announced plans to take a year off from the musical world.
The band headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals last weekend in England, but Welch revealed to Style magazine that she wants some time off before starting work on another album: "There's a big 'take a year off' plan. The record company have put no pressure on me for the next album. They've said I can have as long as I want."
Still, Welch will pop up on a number of releases in the coming months, like Scottish DJ Calvin Harris's new album, and there's still the matter of Welch's dance side project Side Project. Don't fret, Florence Welch fans! [NME]
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