Florence + the Machine unveil "Free" with video

Florence + the Machine unveil “Free” with video


April 20, 2022—Florence + the Machine unveil a new single, “Free,” today with a video starring acclaimed actor Bill Nighy as Florence’s anxiety and directed by Autumn de Wilde—listen and watch here.

The track is the latest from Florence’s forthcoming fifth LP Dance Fever, out May 13.

Florence has shared three songs from Dance Fever thus far—“My Love (plus remixes from co-producer Dave Bayley of Glass Animals and Meduza), “King” and “Heaven is Here”—all of which arrived alongside videos by the acclaimed director de Wilde featuring choreography by Ryan Heffington.

Tickets for Florence’s North American headline dates this year are on sale now. The tour kicks off September 2 in Montreal with further stops at New York’s Madison Square GardenLos Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and many more. Arlo ParksSam FenderKing PrincessYves TumorJapanese Breakfast and Wet Leg will join as support on select dates. One dollar from every ticket sold will benefit Choose Love to aid refugees worldwide. See full routing below and visit for more information.

Additionally, Florence will play two very special, intimate shows this spring: April 29 in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Theatre and May 6 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York—both shows sold out in seconds.

Dance Fever was recorded in London over the course of the pandemic in anticipation of the world’s reopening. It conjures up what Florence missed most in the midst of lockdown—clubs, dancing at festivals, being in the whirl of movement and togetherness—and the hope of reunions to come.

The image and concept of choreomania—a Renaissance phenomenon in which groups of people danced wildly to the point of exhaustion, collapse and death—became a focal point of inspiration. Forced off the road for the first time in more than a decade, dance offered Florence propulsion, energy and a way of looking at music more choreographically. 

Starting, as ever, armed with a notebook of poems and ideas, Florence had just arrived to New York in March 2020 to begin recording when Covid-19 forced a retreat to London. Holed up at home, the songs she had begun started to transform, ultimately arriving somewhere that Florence describes as “Nick Cave at the club.”

Dance Fever is an album that sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculinity and femininity, redemption and celebration.

Dance Fever was produced by Florence, Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley of Glass Animals.


  • 1. King
  • 2. Free
  • 3. Choreomania
  • 4. Back in Town
  • 5. Girls Against God
  • 6. Dream Girl Evil
  • 7. Prayer Factory
  • 8. Cassandra
  • 9. Heaven is Here
  • 10. Daffodil
  • 11. My Love
  • 12. Restraint
  • 13. The Bomb
  • 14. Morning Elvis
Florence + the Machine unveil "Free" with video


  • April 29                                                Los Angeles Theatre                                  Los Angeles, CA
  • May 6                                        Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center                          New York, NY
  • September 2                                                  Place Bell                                             Montreal, QC*
  • September 3                                            Budweiser Stage                                          Toronto, ON*
  • September 7                     Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island                    Chicago, IL†
  • September 8                                          Xcel Energy Center                                       St. Paul, MN†
  • September 10                                   Pine Knob Music Theatre                                  Clarkson, MI†
  • September 12                                          Capital One Area                                 Washington, D.C.†
  • September 14                                               TD Garden                                               Boston, MA†
  • September 16                                     Madison Square Garden                                New York, NY†
  • September 20                                      Ascend Amphitheater                                    Nashville, TN‡
  • September 21                                  Ameris Bank Amphitheatre                             Alpharetta, GA‡
  • September 23                                            Amway Center                                            Orlando, FL‡
  • September 24                                               FTX Arena                                                 Miami, FL‡
  • September 27                                            Moody Center                                              Austin, TX§
  • September 28                         The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory                            Irving, TX§
  • October 1                                                     Ball Arena                                                  Denver, CO
  • October 4                                                   Rogers Arena                                      Vancouver, BC**
  • October 6                                            Climate Pledge Arena                                     Seattle, WA††
  • October 7                                             Theater of the Clouds                                    Portland, OR**
  • October 9                                           Shoreline Amphitheatre                      Mountain View, CA††
  • October 12                           Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre                San Diego, CA††
  • October 14                                              Hollywood Bowl                                    Los Angeles, CA

*with Arlo Parks†with Sam Fender‡with King Princess§with Yves Tumor**with Japanese Breakfast††with Wet Leg

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