Florence + The Machine’s Florence Welch To Take A Year Hiatus

Say it ain’t so! Florence Welch, the lead singer of Florence + The Machine is said to be taking a year off from music.

Perhaps the best writers are those who take the time to experience life, or at least that’s the way Florence Welch is seeing it. Before she hits the studio to record the next Florence + The Machine’s next album, the singer told Style magazine that she wants to take a 12-month hiatus before any of that happens.

It’s been a successful two years for the band, whose latest album Ceremonials has been huge in both the US and the UK. Of course that means with each hit comes enthusiasm from the record label to churn out another successful album, but Florence claims that there’s no pressure. “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,” said Welch.

This decision to take a hiatus from music stems after the singer experienced vocal strain during her tour at the Optiumus Festival in Portugal. Speaking of the whole experience Florence said, “I actually felt something go pop or snap, or whatever. Whatever it is, it was very frightening. I had to really adjust because it happened in the middle of a show.”

Are you upset about the big hiatus Florence + The Machine will take before they’re ready to work on their new album?