AFTER teasing something was on the way, Florence + The Machine have made a majestic return with release of a new song called ‘King’.

Co-written and co-produced with Jack Antonoff, the track finds the singer grappling with femininity as she enters a new chapter of her life.

Of course, it’s a huge, festival-pleasing anthem – the band don’t do things by halves. Typically big and anthemic, it also has a personal, introspective edge though – born of Florence’s experiences as a woman in the music industry.

She says “As an artist, I never actually thought about my gender that much. I just got on with it. I was as good as the men and I just went out there and matched them every time. But now, thinking about being a woman in my 30s and the future, I suddenly feel this tearing of my identity and my desires. That to be a performer, but also to want a family might not be as simple for me as it is for my male counterparts. I had modelled myself almost exclusively on male performers, and for the first time I felt a wall come down between me and my idols as I have to make decisions they did not.”

The track comes with cinematic visuals to boot. Check them out below.