Florence and the Machine’s fifth studio album is on the way: Dance Fever arrives May 13. The record includes the recent singles “King” and “Heaven Is Here,” as well as new song “My Love.” All three tracks have come with videos directed by Autumn de Wilde. Watch the “My Love” visual below, and find the cover artwork for Dance Fever.
Dance Fever follows 2018’s High as Hope. Florence Welch recorded the album in London during the pandemic; she produced it with Jack Antonoff and Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley. The concept of choreomania—a Renaissance-era phenomenon where people danced to the point of exhaustion or death—was a fascination of Welch’s as she made the album, according to a press release. (Mica Levi soundtracked a Jonathan Glazer short on the theme earlier in the pandemic.) Florence took lyrical inspiration from “the tragic heroines of pre-Raphaelite art, the gothic fiction of Carmen Maria Machado and Julia Armfield, the visceral wave of folk horror film from The Wicker Man and The Witch to Midsommar,” according to the press release.