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By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

Lay me down, Let the only sound, Be the overflow, Pockets full of stones.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I'd gone from being this art student messing about with music to this girl with a record deal, magazine front covers and all this hype. In many ways, it was everything I ever wanted, but when it happened all I felt was total, paralysing fear.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

Being heartbroken is like having this really horrible freedom. You can be selfish with your thoughts, which can lead to manic creativity, but at the same time you're just really miserable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

Touring, and being in a band, it's almost like the other stuff, the other parts of life, get put on hold.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I used to dress like an eight-year-old boy. Traveling has inspired me to be more experimental.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

The aesthetic came along the way, I think - just through experimenting, and going on tour, and trying stuff out on stage, having fun with it, and not taking it too seriously. If I had a ballgown at home, I'd wear it onstage. If I found something in a charity shop, I'd wear it. That's where it grew from - just wanting to play dress-up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

The stage is the place I feel comfortable - it's almost as if real life is where I feel most nervous. Conversations are a lot more nerve-wracking.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I think I should get a bigger between-the-song persona, so then I'm not wandering around the stage like some mad old auntie that's saying hello to people and falling over.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

You should have high expectations for yourself and others should come second.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

The release of 'Lungs' was so hard. It was terrifying, because it was the first time doing everything. The first experiences of media exposure were almost paralysing. I spent a lot of time crying on the floor of the studio - it sent me a bit mad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

During the songs, you transcend yourself. The best way to be in the performance is to be without pause and be essentially in the moment, in that moment of expression.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

For someone so conflicted, who am I to give advice to anybody? It’s such a funny, grandiose idea

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I look really odd in jeans and a hoodie - it doesn't feel or seem right.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Florence Welch

Maybe I’ve always been more comfortable in chaos.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I saw 'The Artist.' It's really beautiful and it's all done to the letter with all the silent film techniques. The costumes were amazing and the dog is so good.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I'm one of those people that is up for most things. When I was offered to sing at the Oscars I was like, 'Yeah, I want to know what that's like!' I'm always curious to know what things are like - as long as you're not compromising who you are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I dyed my hair red when I was ten and when I was 11 - in my goth period - I dyed it black and I was really into witchcraft. I made mini shrines in my bedroom with candles and tried to cast spells to make the boy in the next class fall in love with me. I don't think he did.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I was having a conversation with my father and he was talking about this thing - strangeness and charm. It's actually the name of the two smallest particles that there are when you split the atom, so I wrote a song around it. I even managed to fit the word 'hydrogen' in there. Isn't that a nice thing for scientists to call them though?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I spent my 16th birthday high as a kite, jumping out of a tree topless in my local park just because it felt amazing hitting the ground.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

The only music I was listening to for ages was old soul. So I wasn't listening to a lot of new music - especially indie music.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

Bono told me how to dance in high heels and he also told me about U2's Glastonbury performance and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong went wrong, including him ripping his trousers on stage. I think he was lunging and his trousers ripped! He was telling me how he had to find a new way of performing that didn't involve moving.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I've spent a lot of time in tiny venues in the way that I got my record deal and got my name out there just performing live. I was literally performing my songs in all kinds of different ways with different guitarists, and I didn't have an album up online or anything. It's been a lot of work; it definitely hasn't been a sudden explosion into fame.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

Well, I'm completely normal and mellow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

A lot of the songs on the new album are about imaginary things, things that you can't touch - ghosts and rumors, my dead grandmother, things visiting you in a dream.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I like to keep my issues drawn, it's always darkest before the dawn.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I've learned not to hide behind a veil of irony - to talk about my work in a more honest way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I always wanted to sound like a man, like Jeff Buckley or Tom Waits.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I tend to lose myself in the moment. I’m not very good at holding back. I don’t know how to do this without feeling everything. My emotions are the tool I use to perform.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

Everything has such order and everyone is so focused on doing what they're doing that no one ever pays attention to you spinning and dancing around supermarkets. It's something you find in places like supermarkets and airports, where everything is really ordered. There's something about those places that makes you feel really anonymous.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I'm pretty obsessed with Stevie Nicks from her style to her voice. I like watching her on YouTube and her old performances, the way she moves and everything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

Love is horrible. I mean, when you're in love, it's like a sickness. Such madness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I'm quite glad I never learned to play the guitar, because I think I'd write songs that were more classically structured. As it is, I've had to create my own way of writing, which isn't typical. Everything's a big crescendo.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

When I first started, especially because I got the Critics' Choice before I'd released an album, there was a lot of scrutiny on what my character was, what my background was, what colour my hair was. I fought quite hard for the music to overtake the personality aspect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I get in fights with my sister all the time. She comes on the road with me and we fight - like sisters do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

The stage is a place where I can be wholly myself. Even though you're in front of people almost to be judged, it is a place without judgement.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

Maybe in music you're making an auditory environment and maybe you change your environment around you to suit your own way.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Florence Welch

Then I heard your voice as clear as day, And you told me I should concentrate, It was all so strange, And so surreal, That a ghost should be so practical. Only if for a night And the only solution was to stand and fight, And my body was bruised and I was set alight, But you came over me like some holy rite, And although I was burning, You're the only light Only if for a night

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I have this sensation of being in flight all the time, but being on stage is like creating a sanctuary in which you can completely lose yourself. The bits of your personality that you keep under wraps in ordinary life, you can let them run free.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I am obsessed with the whole Victoriana thing, the whole Jack the Ripper London era, the grayness of it, the haunted feeling of it, all ancient and bloody.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

When I am with my family, then I can just sort of switch off. It's kind of weird, because I go back and I go into this bedroom that I have had since I was a teenager. It is like this parallel universe, because one minute I am on the red carpet and then the next I am hiding out in this room I have had since I was 15.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I love that sense of release as you throw yourself into the crowd as hundreds of arms are carrying you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I want people to get hit and caught by my music.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

The Teenage Cancer Trust does incredible work supporting and caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer, and it's a cause that is really close to me and my family.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming, to remain sane.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I quite like the drama of an encore. I think an encore is for those artists who are inclined to do dramatic gestures, and I certainly would say I am inclined towards them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I'm a choir girl gone horribly, desperately wrong.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

I think music should be scary. Music is an exorcism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Florence Welch

My room is like an antique shop, full of junk, and weird stuff. There's a big sword in there. And a taxidermy bird, and a couple of birdcages. And a lot of newspaper cuttings. I used to have a weird thing about cutting out morbid headlines from newspapers, and collecting them. I was fascinated with drowning, which is kind of strange.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Florence Welch

I didn't want to become a personality, I wanted to be a musician, but because I didn't have an album to stand by yet it was hard for people to see that. But now, two albums in, I'm happy with things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Florence Welch

You live and you learn.