Florence + The Machine’s lead singer Florence Welch is planning to take time off from her band to write a musical, with sights set on the West End, the singer revealed to British newspaper The Standard.
Welch has been on her Ceremonials tour since October 2011, but the English singer will take a year off to pen a musical based on her life after the indie band’s tour concludes on December 12.
“I’ve been on tour since I was 21. I need a break and to have the chance to do normal things, like go to the supermarket and hang out with friends,” said Welch, who popped onto the scene in 2007 with her album Lungs. “I’ve only just moved out of my mum’s house, so I’d like to settle into my new place and start getting inspired again. If I started writing songs now, all they’d be about is tour buses and hotel rooms.”
Welch plans to write the show with her friend, costume designer Sophie Hart-Walsh, who remarked, “We always used to write songs about our lives and sing them to each other. We always said we should make them into a musical.”
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