Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch gets (almost) naked in L.A.
Every dreamed of seeing Florence and the Machine chanteuse Florence Welch not only in her gitch, but also doing a handstand in a bikini? Well then, your prayers have been officially answered. In a short film titled Florence Welch: Letter from LA, director Tabitha Denholm gives the world a good idea of what America looks like to the flame-haired U.K. siren responsible for such dream-pop offerings as “Rabbit Heart”.
The mini-movie captures Welch channelling not the opening scene of David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., but also conveying a wide-eyed, spacey sense of wonder that’s beyond endearing. Yes, believe it or not, Los Angeles actually comes off as a modern-day paradise, as opposed to a filthy seething cesspool resembling The Day of the Locust as re-imagined by Darren Aronofsky.
Letter from L.A. is part of a three-part series chronicling Welch’s experiences of touring North America. Future installments will capture her in New Orleans and New York. Personally, we’ve got our fingers crossed that the Big Easy clip will have the singer doing her best to set a new world record for bead collecting during Mardi Gras, and New York will have her ruminating on how great Times Square must have been before that creep Rudy Giuliani turned it into the New York equivalent of Vancouver’s Robson Street.