July 2, 2012


Florence + The Machine Salute America in "Breaking Down" Video

Dave M. Benett
Dave M. Benett

Just in time for the Fourth of July, Florence Welch has released a red, white and blue-nodding video for "Breaking Down," from Florence + The Machine's 2011 album, Ceremonials. The sun-drenched tour diary of the band's recent U.S. tour makes the somewhat melancholy song about loneliness and yearning seem downright happy. Quasi-depression looks good on Florence.

"Breaking Down" takes us through a lovely series of Instagram-inspired vignettes—Ms. Welch gazes out the window as her tour bus takes her across America, and she chills in a retro swimsuit poolside under palm trees. Turns out any song can be a summer jam if there's a slow-mo American flag in the video.

Watch Florence + The Machine's "Breaking Down" video below, and let us know what you think in the comments.