Florence and the Machine singer Florence Welch has revealed that, despite the fact that her life has changed dramatically in the last four years, she still lives at home with her mother. Florence claims that she still gets a little freaked out when she hears herself on the radio but still living at home has helped to keep her grounded.
Welch explained, "So much has changed since 2008. It's amazing to think what has happened. It still freaks me out when my songs come on the radio. It's like someone has seen me naked all of a sudden. Wherever you are, I've almost crashed cars trying to turn it off the radio, because you suddenly feel like everyone can see you. All this stuff has happened but I am still at home. I feel bad for my mum, especially because of my clothes. It's like a constant battle between me and my wardrobe. It's like invading armies of vintage clothes.
She added, "I think about moving out constantly, but then again I'm never there. I'm always in a hotel. My two goals as a teenager were to move out and also to have a music career. It seems one has really taken precedence and made the other one quite hard. Also, I think it has been a slightly unstable time, especially touring. It's a nerve-racking process putting out a new record, travelling all the time, so having the stability of home is a really good thing. Because everything is still changing so much, it's nice to have that base. I'm there and my sister Grace is there. My family is there.
Florence continued, "You can just go back and be normal. It keeps me grounded. I'm 25 and I've got to move out before I'm 26. That's my goal now." Florence and the Machine are up for two Brits, Best Album and Best Female, at the Brit Awards, which take place tonight at the O2 Arena in London.