The dog days are over … or at least on hiatus. Florence Welch from the band Florence + The Machine is taking time off from music for an indeterminate amount of time to write a musical.
The 26-year-old songstress told London’s Evening Standard that she needs a break from touring and is looking to settle down — at least briefly — while writing a musical with one of her best friends, Sophie Hart-Walsh, a costume designer on Prince Of Persia and Pirates Of The Carribbean: On Stranger Tides. Welch has been on her self-imposed one-year break since August, according to NME.
"I’ve been on tour since I was 21. I need a break and to have the chance to do normal things, like go to the supermarket and hang out with my friends," Welch said. "I’ve only just moved out of my mum’s house, so I’d like to settle into my new place and start getting inspired again. If I started writing songs now, all they’d be about is tour buses and hotel rooms."
What could a Florence Welch musical possibly be about? Who knows, but there will probably be excellent costumes and makeup.
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