Florence Feels Like A Zombie Sometimes
Florence and the Machine's leading lady talks about her trouble with touring...
Florence Welch has said in a recent interview that touring ends up leaving her feeling zombie-like and that she suffers from a bad case of jetlag.
The Florence and the Machine frontwoman often gets disorientated because of the different time zones and says that she needs at least two days to get herself back to normal.
She told Radio Times Magazine: "Coming back from America after being there for a month, I was like a zombie. It was like coming up from being a deep sea diver. I couldn't even go home - I had to go to someone else's house first. That was one stage of coming up for air. Then I went home, but I couldn't see my family for a bit. I was getting a bit closer to the surface. Then I saw my family, I was about ready for that. The next day I could see my friends. I had to take it in stages. What's that thing that divers get? Yes, the bends."
Flo went on to add that she takes all the anger and frustration that she builds up out on stage when she’s performing:
"I'm not really an angry person - I get all that out on stage. I have a tendency to internalise - turn the anger towards myself rather than anyone else. Sometimes I come off stage and I'm up. That's when you go out for the night and you're like, 'Woooh!' Other times, I just go to the dressing room and cry for no particular reason. So that's my only diva-ish thing. I couldn't do it any other way - but it takes it out of you, especially now that we're doing longer shows in bigger venues."