“Delilah” is off Florence and The Machine’s third album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which was released this past May.
The video shows Florence taking on the role of the biblical character Delilah. She wanders through an infernal apartment complex where she encounters goblins, cults and undergoes some intense writhing and choreography.. as if she’s fighting off demonic possession.
The video is subtitled “The Odyssey – Chapter 6”, making it the latest video in the series, which include “What Kind of Man”, “St. Jude”, “Ship to Wreck”, “Queen of Peace”, and “Long & Lost”.
Here’s what Florence had to say about it: “This was one of the first songs Isa and I wrote for this record… while we were at Geejam studios in Jamaica. It’s based on a party we had just been to in Miami, the biblical tale of Sampson and Delilah, and the agony of the mobile phone in modern relationships”