Grammy Award winning indie pop band Florence + the Machine are set to release their second album Ceremonials on October 28, 2011. Welch entered the studio for a two-week recording session with producer Paul Epworth, with whom she worked with on Lungs. She said the new album was inspired by science because a lot of her family are either doctors or pursuing to become doctors.
Florence + the Machine are known for their rock edge and soul felt lyrics. Producer Paul Epworth described the sound and feel of the new album to be a lot more soulful than previous releases.