Florence + the Machine released the music video for "Spectrum," the new single off their second album, Ceremonials, this morning. Directed by John Byrne and fashion photographer David LaChapelle, the video sees a glamorous Florence flailing about with a troupe of poised ballet dancers — one of whom looks just like her. (Black Swan much?) "Spectrum" is eccentrically beautiful and painstakingly ornate in its staging — classic LaChapelle, really — and very suited to both the band's aesthetic and the song. Click through our slideshow to see all the video's looks, including a gold jumpsuit and some impressive tongue jewels.
That awkward moment when you can't stop staring at Florence Welch's glowing crotch.
This is how to win at Charades when given the word "curtains."
It's certainly one kind of a layered hairdo.
A little bit of ballet makes everything better! (As, for that matter, do skintight silver leggings.)
Dancer on the far left: not here to make friends.
This "I'm a carefully balanced scale" is rapidly becoming Florence's signature moves.
Now why would you want to get a dress this pretty wet, Florence, even if you won't have to pay for the dry cleaning?
Nothing to see here, except, you know, a strapping young extra with a glitter-covered tongue.
"Have I really been performing with strips of toilet paper hanging from my dress during the whole video shoot?"
Switch out the red wig for a cropped blond pixie cut and we'd argue there's a passing resemblance to Game of Thrones's bad, bad, very bad King Joffrey.
Groping their fellow dancer's pecs isn't actually part of the music video's choreography, but there's always some folk who can't help themselves in the presence of pert manflesh — we see you in the back there.
Florence <3s her backup dancers.
But she's not doing the dancing herself. Oh no, this is just one of said dancers in a bright red wig. Sneaky!
Product placement time.
Shock/disgust at being compared to Joffrey Baratheon time. (Sorry Florence, that was four or five slides back. You can calm down now.)
You can't fault her ambition: that perky little Florence lookalike is even trying to encroach on the solo scenes. But there's being en pointe... and then there's wearing a gold lamé jumpsuit. It's clear which is going to draw the eye first.
And just when you'd thought you'd forgotten about those crystalline tongues, they're back. This time dripping jewels, literally.
Well, you'd be pretty annoyed if you'd swallowed your tongue jewelry too.
Naptime take #2: it was a long video with lots of heavy costumes. Florence deserves some rest.
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