Florence + The Machine – Delilah (new video)

Florence and the Machine have shared the video for “Delilah”, from this year’s “How big, how blue, how beautiful”.
Directed by Vincent Haycock, it features Florence navigating a hellish apartment complex.
There’s a lot of religious imagery, energetic writhing, and extras who look like they were casted from a cult.
The video is subtitled “The Odyssey – Chapter 6”, making it the latest installment in a series that began with clips for “What kind of man”, “St. Jude”, “Ship to wreck”, “Queen of peace”, and “Long & lost”.
On “Delilah”, Florence said: “This was one of the first songs Isa and I wrote for this record… while we were at Geejam studios in Jamaica. It’s based on a party we had just been to in Miami, the biblical tale of Sampson and Delilah, and the agony of the mobile phone in modern relationships”

Lyrics:

I’m drifting through the halls with the sunrise
(Holding on for your call)
Climbing up the walls for that flashing light
(I can never let go)

Cause I’m gonna be free and I’m gonna be fine
(Holding on for your call)
Cause I’m gonna be free and I’m gonna be fine
(Maybe not tonight)

Now the sun is up and I’m going blind
(Holding on for your call)
Another drink just to pass the time
(I can never say no)

It’s a different kind of danger
And the bells are ringing out
And I’m calling for my mother
As I pull the pillars down
It’s a different kind of danger
And my feet are spinning around
Never knew I was a dancer
‘Till Delilah showed me how

Too fast for freedom
Sometimes it all falls down
These chains never leave me
I keep dragging them around

Now I’m dancing with Delilah and her vision is mine
(Holding on for your call)
A different kind of danger in the daylight
(I can never let go)
Took anything to cut you, I can find
(Holding on for your call)
A different kind of a danger in the daylight
(Can’t you let me know?)

Now it’s one more boy and it’s one more lie
(Holding on for your call)
Taking the pills just to pass the time
(I can never say no)

Strung up, strung out for your love
Hang in, hung up, it’s so rough
I’m wrung and ringing out
Why can’t you let me know?[x2]

Too fast for freedom
Sometimes it all falls down
These chains never leave me
I keep dragging them around[x2]


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