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- Posted on Apr 21st 2010 12:00PM by Emily Tan
"I didn't even want to release it," Welch tells Spinner. "I was so scared. You can't even think what people's reactions are going to be because it's like someone reading your diary then judging it."
Luckily for us, Welch released the record and is now in the midst of working on her follow-up album. While the band is still in the thick of the recording process, she admits they've been listening to more upbeat music and that the new material will be "something that people will want to dance to."
"This time around, we've kind of been listening to a lot of things like Growing, a lot of strange dance music, atmospheric dance music," she says. "So, that's probably going to influence something."
However being on the road has made Florence and the Machine's recording process a little more interesting. Rather than hitting studios during tour stops, the band has been recording wherever they can with anything at their disposal. "We've been using what we have, like hotel sinks and whatever's in the dressing room," Welch says.
While this approach might present some problems, Welch actually prefers this process to a traditional studio setup. "Actual studios kind of scare me," she says. "They've set me up in a really high-tech studio. I just moved everything into the kitchen. I couldn't handle the big studio."
But as fun as this out-of-the-box recording process is, the band did run into some trouble at one hotel. "It's not a good idea to use a partition wall as a bass drum," she says. "You know when you hear banging on the other side it's not because they're joining in."
When Welch isn't banging on walls, she's a big bookworm -- she even got to review a book for the Brit culture magazine Dazed and Confused. Although she admits that she's not really star-struck by musicians, she copped to getting excited when she met one of her favorite authors, David Vann.
"I was really crazy about it," she says. "I got to meet him and got him to sign something. I'm crazy about authors. I've never asked another musician for an autograph."
To hear more about Welch's upcoming album, check out our exclusive video interview below.