Florence Welch Breakdown: Florence + The Machine’s Diva Talks About Nervous Breakdown And New Album

February 20, 2015 | By TheSpreadit More

Florence Welch’s nervous breakdown has been revealed. The Florence + The Machine singer had the nervous breakdown following her group’s 2011 album Ceremonials. Welch is doing much better and is currently promoting her band’s third studio album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful that will be released on June 1.

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A Florence Welch breakdown confession is grabbing headlines and has sparked a real conversation about mental health on the internet this week. The 28-year-old lead vocalist of the English indie rock band Florence + the Machine made the revelation during an interview with BBC Radio 1’s DJ Zane Lowe. The year-long break she took after releasing Ceremonials in 2011 resembled a nervous breakdown, she said. Welch explained:

“ ‘Cermonials’ and ‘Lungs’ all blurred together, we didn’t take any time off. It was a decision to have a year off. [I had] 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 spiraling a bit. I wasn’t making myself happy. I wasn’t stable.”

The critically-acclaimed artist also spoke about her “on and off relationship with drinking,” which made her “up and down” journey even more “chaotic.” The nervous breakdown eventually lead to an artistic rebirth that fueled the creative process for her band’s upcoming album. She shared:

“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.”

Here’s the the tracklisting for Florence + the Machine’s new album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful:

1. Ship To Wreck
2. What Kind Of Man
3. How Big How Blue How Beautiful
4. Queen Of Peace
5. Various Storms & Saints
6. Delilah
7. Long & Lost
8. Caught
9. Third Eye
10. St Jude
11. Mother

The project’s lead single “What Kind of Man” was put out on February 12. You can check out the music video for the song after the jump. The band will perform at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend on May 23-24 in Norwich.

Florence Welch’s nervous breakdown revelation has shed some light on the nature of this mental state. According to experts, although the expression is not a medical term or a mental illness, it may be the manifestation of something deeper that needs to be addressed.

Commentators have praised Welch for her honesty in discussing the matter, celebrities and people in general rarely open up about their mental state. What are your thoughts on Florence Welch’s breakdown confession?

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