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Florence Welch 'to wear shaman robes for new album'

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Florence Welch at the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2010, London

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Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch has revealed her fascination with spiritual subject matter while working on the band's second studio album.

The 24-year-old singer claimed that although she is not religious, she does have an interest in paranormal activity and would like to channel that focus while recording the new album.

"It would be fun to get shamans' robes for everyone while we're recording," Welch told the Daily Star.

"So everyone – the whole band – gets dressed for work, puts on their big robe, and comes down to the studio."

Speaking about her interest in spirituality, Welch explained: "I love seances, witchcraft, heaven and hell, voodoo, gospel, possession, demons, exorcism and all that stuff.

"I'm not a religious person. Sex, violence, love, death, all the topics that I'm constantly wrestling with, it's all connected back to religion."

The Lungs star also confirmed that she will be working with Isabelle 'Machine' Summers on the band's follow-up to their 2009 debut, which reached number one in the UK and number 14 in the US.

"I think it's important to work with people you know who know my process. I find I get a bit nuts if I do it all by myself, I need somebody to bounce off. I'm going to do the writing then we'll record it as a band."

Welch added: "I feel like we kind of hit on an idea for the first album, but we didn't make a 24-song recording. So we need to finish it up and solve that idea, whatever that is.

"You're constantly looking for a resolution but that never comes. That's why you keep making music - You're looking for an answer but you never get it so you keep making it up."

Producer Paul Epworth recently revealed that work on the band's second studio album is nearly complete and will "probably be finished by the end of July".

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