Florence + The Machine – King

Florence + The Machine – King

Florence & The Machine “King” Stream/download: https://Florence.lnk.to/KingID

Directed by Autumn de Wilde

Director of Photography // Jamie Feliu-Torres

Choreographed by Ryan Heffington

Costume Design by Kate Mulleavy & Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte
Additional Costume & Wardrobe Stylists // Peter Aluuan and Fiona Hicks

Hair Stylist // Odile Gilbert
Makeup Artist to Florence Welch // Sarah Reygate

Editorial Company // Final Cut
Editor // Miky Wolf
Assistant Editor // Matt Gabzdyl
Editorial Producer // Maggie Mcdermont

Visual Effects // Denis Reva

Colour Co // Company 3
Colorists // Jean-clement Soret and Yoomin Lee

Finishing VFX Co // Framestore

Sound Finishing // Machine Sound
Sound Design & Mix // Nigel Manington
Sound Producer // Ghazal Zargar Elahi

Title Design // Thunderwing, Nic Taylor & J. B. Taylor

Artist Management // Hannah Giannoulis

Production Co // Anonymous Content
Produced by Eric Stern & Juliet Naylor

Assistant to Odile Gilbert // Taan Pham

Assistant Choreographer // Ryan Spencer
Workshop Choreographer // Benjamin Milan

Production Manager // Ana Castellar
BTS // Gilbert Trejo
Artist PA // Catherine Torrie

CAST
Florence Welch
Jack Riddiford

The Henchman // Alexander Antofiy

LACE MONSTERS
Sia Gbamoi
Chihiro Kawasaki
Aisling Longshaw
Naomi Weijand
Kibrea Carmichael
Zakiya Wellington
Anastasiia Kharchenko
Maryne Kuchskova

GHOST ORCHESTRA
Maksimilian Mihkaylovskiy // Musician 1
Lyubomyr Klyufinskiy // Musician 2
Ivan Massalyga // Musician 3
Hilarion Thea // Musician 4
Vladislav Bilyachenko // Musician 5
Aleksander Pryzhenkov // Musician 6
Iliya Shevchuk // Musician 7
Vadim Shevchuk // Musician 8

Stunt Coordinator // Slava Barabolia
Stunt Doubles // Katrina Lilwall and Alex Pavlyk

Ukraine Production Co // Radioaktive Film
Executive Producer // Kate Galytska
Producer // Serafima Kutsenko
Production Manager // Yura Galitskiy
1st AD // Alina Yatsyk
2nd AD // Masha Verboliuk

Production Designer // Vladimir Radlinskiy
Art Director // Max Halushka

Wardrobe Stylist // Valentyn Bren
Makeup Artist // Dasha Taivas
Hair Stylist // Iris Onufrienko
Casting on set // Masha Bondar

2nd Cameraman // Ilya Maksymenko
Focus Puller Cam A // Peter Chetverykov
Focus Puller Cam B // Sergei Kolesnik
Slate // Lena Sinelnik
Gaffer // Leo Sidorenko
Key Grip // Artem Pilipchuk
Steadicam // Max Salo

Sound // Misha Nikolaev
Playback // Sergei Rupos
VFX Supervisor // Denis Reva
Location Manager // Zhenya Kasamara
Production Assistant // Alex Belko
Production Assistant // Yulia Nagirniak
Unit Manager // Egor Pogrebniak
Doctor On Set // Yana Shchebetiuk

Chaperone // Anna Kovalevskaya
Chaperone // Liza Onysko
Chaperone // Daria Sipigina

Camera & Light // Illuminator Film Service
Crane Crew // Film Technic Worldwide

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“King” lyrics
 
We argue in the kitchen about whether to have children
About the world ending and the scale of my ambition
And how much is art really worth
The very thing you’re best at
Is the thing that hurts the most
 
But you need your rotten heart
Your dazzling pain like diamond rings
You need to go to war to find material to sing
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
 
I need my golden crown of sorrow
My bloody sword to swing
My empty halls to echo with grand self-mythology
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
 
But a woman is a changeling
Always shifting shape
Just when you think you have it figured out
Something new begins to take
What strange claws are these
Scratching at my skin
I never knew my killer would be coming from within
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
 
I need my golden crown of sorrow
My bloody sword to swing
I need my empty halls to echo with grand self-mythology
Cos I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
 
And I was never as good
as I always thought I was
But I knew how to dress it up
I was never satisfied, it never let me go
Just dragged me by my hair
and back on with the show

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39 Responses

  1. Pretty Little Liars says:

    I AM KING

    nothing but chills

    • Floki says:

      lol why isn’t it I am queen? No feminists today? How awesome!

    • T[A]P Me!! To Have🔞[S]EX With Me says:

      💦Asi con toy y sus🔞 mañas no se la WowwNUDE.MONSTER

      Megan: “Hotter”
      Hopi: “Sweeter”
      Joonie: “Cooler”
      Yoongi: “Butter”

      Asi con toy y sus mañas no se la lease que escriba bien mamon hay nomas pa ra reirse un rato y no estar triste y estresado.por la vida dura que se vive hoy .
      Köz karaş: ”Taŋ kaldım”
      Erinder: ”Sezimdüü”
      Jılmayuu: ”Tattuuraak”
      Dene: ”Muzdak”
      Jizn, kak krasivaya melodiya, tolko pesni pereputalis.
      Aç köz arstan
      Bul ukmuştuuday ısık kün bolçu, jana arstan abdan açka bolgon.

      Uyunan çıgıp, tigi jer-jerdi izdedi. Al kiçinekey koyondu gana taba algan. Al bir az oylonboy koyondu karmadı. ”Bul koyon menin kursagımdı toyguza albayt” dep oylodu arstan.
      Arstan koyondu öltüröyün dep jatkanda, bir kiyik tigi tarapka çurkadı. Arstan aç köz bolup kaldı. Kiçine koyondu emes, çoŋ kiyikti jegen jakşı dep oylodu.#垃圾

    • مسيحي masihiun says:

      @Knightshade https://youtu.be/Fe9zPOZvDxI

    • searching997 says:

      I feel like it’s tongue-in-cheek, about how nowadays so many people are obsessed with fame and ambition, for some kind of glory. I mean I also don’t want to be a mother or a bride, but that part of the song makes me cringe a bit. I love all her music but this one I didn’t get. Maybe it will grow on me.

  2. Piano Hits! [Pandapiano] says:

    Florence has the lyrics in the description but im adding here too

    We argue in the kitchen about whether to have children
    About the world ending and the scale of my ambition
    And how much is art really worth
    The very thing you’re best at
    Is the thing that hurts the most

    But you need your rotten heart
    Your dazzling pain like diamond rings
    You need to go to war to find material to sing
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King

    I need my golden crown of sorrow
    My bloody sword to swing
    My empty halls to echo with grand self-mythology
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King

    But a woman is a changeling
    Always shifting shape
    Just when you think you have it figured out
    Something new begins to take
    What strange claws are these
    Scratching at my skin
    I never knew my killer would be coming from within
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King

    I need my golden crown of sorrow
    My bloody sword to swing
    I need my empty halls to echo with grand self-mythology
    Cos I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King
    I am no mother, I am no bride, I am King

    And I was never as good
    as I always thought I was
    But I knew how to dress it up
    I was never satisfied, it never let me go
    Just dragged me by my hair
    and back on with the show

  3. Whitney Avalon says:

    This gave me actual goosebumps. Love the lyrics, the harmonies, the visuals!

  4. María Cristina Medel Martin says:

    Florence debo decir que amo cada uno de tus discos y canciones, nunca me decepcionan! Siempre que vengo a trabajar escucho tu música ya que de alguna forma me hace sentir mejor y me hace sentir fuerte y confiada conmigo misma! Espero verte en algún concierto en México.

    • Luis Daniel Valladares says:

      Siento que en varias de sus canciones y letras hay empoderamiento, sobre todo empoderamiento de ella como mujer, y pienso que eso conecta más con las mujeres en particular, porque creo que esa es en parte su intención. Como hombre, no podría conectar al 100% a ese nivel de empoderamiento (creo) pero sus letras, su voz, su arte, me llenan de fuerza y confianza como dices. Y está canción, me parece que es como si hubiera llegado a una meta de ese empoderamiento, de definición, de gritarlo al mundo, de crecimiento.

  5. Thepi5cean says:

    When she sings “But you need your rotten heart, Your dazzling pain like diamond rings, You need to go to war to find material to sing” it reminds me how us artists often lean on pain to create meaningful art. It’s a wicked trade-off that renders us emotionally exhausted, but at the end of the day it gives us the catharsis we need to do it all again. ❤️

  6. Jameshia Sampson says:

    I love how raw and straightforward this video is; no more beating around the bush– she’s a full-on witch. I mean KING. I love that she’s not chasing after the guy or wrestling with herself or crying bc she misses him or second-guessing letting him go or ashamed that she’s taken him back. I smiled when I heard his neck snap bc it symbolized finality. She doesn’t need to do what she did before, she can celebrate and dance and love her career without guilt or longing. Or maybe I’m completely off base but that’s my takeaway.

    • RUNE says:

      ​@Ella Ho I feel like ‘king’ is quite fitting. I did wonder about it at first, but I feel like this song is about expectations put on women by surroundings/society because of just that, being a woman. Even a Queen is subjected to those expectations, expectations a King (or men in general) doesn’t have/has less of, they are expected to be more oriented towards their careers. This doesn’t mean she is less of a woman, it just means she is done with those (and releasing herself) expectations that come with womanhood. Anyway, just my little take on this song and video! I hope this explanation makes you cringe a little less and enjoy this amazing song more!

    • pedro quint says:

      Perhaps she named it King so she wouldn’t have another song called Queen (queen of peace)

    • Ella Ho says:

      @searching997 I agree with you about the labelling of “king”. why not queen instead? it makes me cringe bit and it just contradicts the “female empowerment” aspect of the song.

    • Rachel Wainwright says:

      I didn’t hear any snap??

    • searching997 says:

      @Jameshia Sampson interesting. It seemed to me that she hadn’t done that except maybe on HBHBHB. To me it seems she’d never held back from being herself. I always loved how down to earth and real she was, which is rare for someone that famous. I don’t know I’m just not feeling this one, it sounds egomaniacal, and why “king” as if saying “queen” is not enough? Anyway it’s not that serious, just love her music and wondering about the message

  7. To Have [S]EX With Me T[A]P Me!! says:

    Florence is in another level, out of this world, we don’t deserve her, we don’t deserve her ART. What a masterpiece!

  8. ElfinShell says:

    This release couldn’t have come at a better time for me. My dad is losing his battle with cancer and it’s been a month from hell.

    But for 5 minutes and 19 seconds, Flo, you gave me a reprieve from the stress, and reminded me that I’m still a strong woman. Thank you. 💛

    • Easy says:

      I was there some months ago and it was exactly Florence that I listened to and that helped me deal with pain, well, as much as I could. Sending love to you.

    • Valnawalangmalay says:

      Sending virtual hugs to youuu

    • That Evil Hag says:

      Hey. I too suffered a world-breaking loss last year. You’re not alone. There is no absolute death in the cycles of nature. Just endless transformation and rebirth.

      Thousands and thousands of us girl-Kings stand behind you.

    • lefu87 Williford says:

      I’m so sorry. I lost a parent too 10 years ago. What got me through it was remembering that it never gets easier, you only get stronger.

    • phoenix72 says:

      Sending hugs from a person who has been there.

  9. Catlin Stark says:

    I can’t believe Florence just told us she was the Supreme. But also — goosebumps!! lots of crying!! an overflowing heart!! If this is the only good thing to come out of 2022, I’d still be so happy!!

    • no drugs for breakfast says:

      @Joe Young they were referring to the comment

    • Joe Young says:

      @Starlight Pudding she didn’t write the song your reading far to much into something that isn’t there , you do know this is an X factor style band created by a record company right !

    • Catlin Stark says:

      @Starlight Pudding @Alan Bravo yes! The most powerful witch in the coven was called “the Supreme” and it was supposed to be a surprise who the next Supreme was and many witches fought for the title. This music video is almost like Florence is saying that SHE is the new Supreme! <3

  10. Diego RoLe says:

    Por Dios! que mujer tan maravillosamente hipnótica! Es demasiado talento, arte, misticismo, magia, introspección. Toma el tiempo exacto y lo seduce y lo manipula para desatar su poder musical e interpretativo. Lo que mis oídos escuchan y lo que a mis sentidos provocan es éxtasis. Florence no decepciona, se reinventa y evoluciona. Me hace sentir que después del caos viene la tranquilidad.

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