Florence Reveals She Had A "Bit Of A Nervous Breakdown” Before Release of New Album 5 years ago

Florence Reveals She Had A "Bit Of A Nervous Breakdown” Before Release of New Album

Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine has revealed that she suffered from a “bit of a nervous breakdown” ahead of the making of her new album.

The hit singer admitted that there had been a “chaotic” period in the lead up to her latest album How Big How Blue How Beautiful.

Speaking to BBC Radio One she said that she had had a tough time since the release of Ceremonials in 2011.

Ceremonials and Lungs all blurred together, we didn’t take any time off," she revealed.

“It was a decision to have a year off,” she continued adding that she’d suffered “a bit of a nervous breakdown… it was a bit of a crash landing in a sense.

“In the year off, I was still going out and going to events but something wasn’t quite right, I was spiralling a bit. I wasn’t making myself happy. I wasn’t stable.

“It was a really vulnerable time for me when we first started making the record and because of that it’s the most personal record I’ve ever made.”