A visual companion to Florence and the Machine’s 2015 album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”, “The Odyssey” is a 47-minute compilation of the band’s promotional music videos for the album, edited together not so much to represent a linear, traditional narrative but instead an emotional one following a difficult breakup. It’s an extraordinarily well-directed short film, essentially, capturing Florence Welch’s remarkable, considerable screen presence as well as the lush power of the band’s music, highlighted here by “What Kind of Man,” “Delilah” and, especially, “Queen of Peace,” which burrows its way into one’s head and demands an emotional response. Highly recommended.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)
You can watch the trailer here: