Florence and The Machine Reveal Short Film ‘The Odyssey’

Florence and The Machine Reveal Short Film ‘The Odyssey’. The lead female singer has formed the film project with director Vincent Haycock as a medium of expression.

Florence + The Machine has finally released the 47 minutes short film based on the series of her latest music video that started to unveil since June 2015. The Odyssey is directed by Vincent Haycock, inspired by his personal conversation with Florence Welch in Chateau Marmont about a year and a half ago.

Welch explained about the whole thing that started this collaboration in a statement, “I was talking to him about the record and the car crash of a relationship break up I was going through. The highs and the lows of love and performance, how out of control I felt, the purgatory of heartbreak, and how I was trying to change and trying to be free. And we decided we would re-tell this story in full. We would re-claim this experience, re-imagine it and in some way perhaps I would come to understand it, to exorcise it. And so the Big Blue Odyssey began…”

The film itself cinematically invokes Welch’s sense of romance, pain, anger and loss, just the way she endures throughout her physical and mental journey to self redemption. The visual is just as beautiful as Florence + The Machine’s sound, as they are completing one another and taking the film to a whole new level.

Vincent Haycock, meanwhile, added to the statement, “The Odyssey, like the epic poem by Homer, is a journey. It’s Florence’s personal journey to find herself again after the emotional storm of a heartbreak. Like the layers of Dante’s purgatory, each song or chapter represents a battle that Florence traversed and physical landscape that embodied each song or story. Its a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover.”

Watch the final chapter of ‘The Odyssey below: