Florence & The Machine's ongoing visual project Odyssey has already resulted in some spectacular visuals.
Expanding on the themes of recent album 'How Big How Blue How Beautiful', each clip seems to occupy its own universe. Director Nick Haycock takes charge of parts four and five, with 'Queen Of Peace' and 'Long And Lost' paired together for maximum impact.
"We filmed ‘Queen of Peace’ and ‘Long & Lost’ in Scotland, one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to or filmed," Haycock says of the video. "The coast of Scotland is breathtaking, beautiful and harsh, an aesthetic mix that both Florence and I have been very interested in during the making of these videos. The Scottish people are amazing and especially the town of Easdale, the small island that we lived on and filmed."
"We shot in the winter and it was cold, brutal and endlessly inspiring, which I think really helped the story of Florence’s struggle with her family, the younger innocence vs. the feuding violence of the men around her, etc. The end of the video was done in a single take, at the very last seconds of light during a stormy barge ride on a freezing sea. The effort and focus on both the actors and crew was so amazing, Florence delivers one of my favorite moments to date and it’s one of my proudest technical and narrative accomplishments."
Shot on the Scottish isle of Easdale, it's a stunning short film. Check it out now.