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Florence Welch of the band Florence and the Machine talked on Friday about her plans for her yearlong break after the band is finished touring next month.
Welch has been busy since 2007, reports the Evening Standard, and is planning on using the time off to rest, and later on write.
“I’ve been on tour since I was 21,” Welch says. “I need a break and to have the chance to do normal things, like go to the supermarket and hang out with my friends.”
She goes on to say: “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.”
She and friend Sophie Hart-Walsh have plans to write a musical during her break. Hart-Walsh said they wrote songs together as children, and talked about creating a musical. Welch also added the “dream goal” for the musical is “to get it into the West End.”
Welch announced her plans to take a break in August, saying her record company told her to take as much time as she needed, according to NME.
The band is currently finishing up a worldwide tour for their second album, Ceremonials, which was released in 2011.