Florence And The Machine's Florence Welsh to 'take a year off'
by NME Staff
"Singer says she's planning 12-month"
Florence And The Machine's Florence Welch has revealed that she is taking a year off from music.
The singer, who performed on the Main Stage at the weekend's Reading And Leeds Festivals, told Style magazine that she wants to take a 12-month hiatus before she starts work on her next studio album.
Welch, whose last studio album 'Ceremonials' has been named as one of the front-runners by bookies for the 2012 Mercury Prize, said:
There's a big 'take a year off' plan. The record company have put no pressure on me for the next album. They've said I can have as long as I want.
Florence And The Machine released their debut album, 'Lungs', in in 2009, with 'Ceremonials' following in October last year. Earlier this year, the singer suffered a vocal injury which caused her to cancel her headline appearance at Benicassim and another scheduled show at he Optimus Festival in Portugal.
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