Like many of us, the COVID-19 lockdown really threw Florence + the Machine frontwoman Florence Welch for a loop. Unable to do many of the things she loved – going to clubs, dancing, performing on stage – Welch also experienced writer’s block, which prevented her from putting her love of music into writing.
As she looked out of her window at the bare winter trees, the singer-songwriter hoped that with spring around the corner, she would soon get inspiration. She finally broke her writer’s block to write this song about her search for a creative outlet in a pandemic era. “My Love” started off as an acoustic “sad little poem” written in Welch’s kitchen. “Sometimes,” Welch told BBC Radio 1’s Greg James, “the biggest dance songs, I think, have a really sad core to them.”