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There’s no denying Adele is the go-to when one is going through a breakup. The 28-year-old British songbird writes heart-wrenching ballads like no other. But who does the “Hello” singer turn to when she’s a little heartbroken?

Naturally, listing to her owns songs about past heartaches probably aren’t her first choice. She reveals to PEOPLE magazine, six artists she plays during her sad moments. Find out who below.

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Florence + The Machine first debuted “Delilah” back in May. At long last, the English indie rock band drops a music video for the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful standout.

Directed by Vincent Haycock, the stunning visual features lead singer Welch as the biblical character, Delilah. She navigates her way through a hellish seedy apartment complex. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of religious imagery and Welch executing her signature convulsive dance moves. Check out the clip below.

Delilah Music Video Description

A staunch fan favourite on record and equally popular live number, the video for ‘Delilah’ continues to visually chornicle Florence in her journey through the engulfing landscapes of the songs on How Big How Blue How Beautiful. Filmed in Los Angeles, it sees Florence assume the role of the biblical character Delilah, whilst keeping true to the adventurous aesthetic and themes that have been the markings of the Odyssey series.

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Totally off topic here, but if someone asked me what my favorite song containing ‘Delilah’ was, hands down it’s “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s. I immediately heard that hook in my head the second I read this song’s title. Love singing that song at karaoke :)

Delilah” is the latest taste off Florence + The Machine’s forthcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. It’s another bombastic track that fans are accustomed to hearing from the English rock band and follows the release of “St. Jude,” “What Kind of Man,” and “Ship to Wreck.”

Hopefully, an accompanying visual is coming shortly. So far, Florence and company have debuted a clip for every track released. “Delilah” is a solid track, but a slick visual can really elevate it to the next level. Give it a listen below.

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It’s a Florence vs. Florence battle royale. My money is on Florence 😉

Florence + The Machine unveiled their new clip just before taking the stage for their Coachella set. “Ship To Wreck” is the latest taste off their forthcoming studio album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The powerful upbeat track is my favorite so far from this era of theirs. It’s everything I love about the English band.

I’m excited that Welch and company are taking a Beyonce-like approach to promote the LP. They plan on releasing a clip for every track. I wish every musical act did this. Sometimes a strong video can do wonders for a song’s appeal. Watch their latest visual below.

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Florence + The Machine shares the fourth taste off their forthcoming album, How Big How Blue How Beautiful in stores June 2. “Ship To Wreck” features a guitar beat and Welch’s signature powerhouse vocals which tells a tale about inner turmoil and personal hardship.

“I was thinking about my own self destructive side, and how you can make something only to tear it down, enjoy/destroy, create/devastate etc. When you’re in that whirlwind, you often end up breaking the thing you love the most.” – Florence Welch

In my opinion, it’s the best one yet and has the most potential to become a hit among the four shared tracks. Give it a listen below. You’ll be thankful you did. I’m already obsessed.

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Florence + the Machine are certainly in a giving mood this week. On the heels of “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” the English rock band debuts the official lead cut off their third upcoming studio album.

While the track they premiered earlier this week was mostly instrumental, “What Kind Of Man” is everything you’d expect and had hoped for from Florence and company. It starts off with a pseudo a cappella intro before kicking into high gear with a killer beat and Florence’s signature wails. Forget Hozier, Welch takes us to church with this new offering. Simply triumphant.

Like their previous clip, this one is directed by Vincent Haycock and features mesmerizing choreography from Sia “Chandelier” creative mind Ryan Heffington. Check out the slightly NSFW video below. It features brief nudity.

“I guess although I’ve always dealt in fantasy and metaphor when I came to writing, that meant the songs this time were dealing much more in reality. Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do.” – Florence Welch regarding upcoming album

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It’s been a long four years since Florence + The Machine unleashed Ceremonials in 2011. Thankfully, the English rock band decided to release new material today from their upcoming third studio album. It’s about friggin’ time.

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” is a mysterious track with beautiful instrumentals. As usual, Florence Welch’s voice is pure magic. The track comes with an accompanying hypnotic music video.

Welch is shown dancing with a doppelgänger in the clip directed by Vincent Haycock and Tabitha Denholm. If you find yourself mesmerized by the choreography, it comes from the creative mind of Ryan Heffington. He’s the same choreographer responsible for all those dance moves in Sia’s viral “Chandelier.” Check out the video below.

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Music: What’s On My Dance Party Playlist?

In: Music, Redd, Videos

I always gravitate towards music when I’m hanging out at home and listen to anything from lounge music, top 40 to electronic/house tunes. At any given time, there is a Dance Party Playlist on my iPhone which usually contains remixes of popular Top 40 hits and come in handy for various activities like cleaning the apartment, showering, laundry or going for a run.

Here are 6 tracks currently on my playlist. Leave me some of your suggestions in the comments below. I’d love to know what you’re listening to.

Check out the tracks on the next part of the post.

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