Florence Welch has admitted her mother was ''so worried'' when she decided to pursue a career in music, and is still disappointed her daughter never went to university.
Florence Welch's mother was ''so worried'' when she decided to pursue a career in music.
The 31-year-old singer's debut album - with Florence and the Machine - topped the UK charts eight years ago, but it took a while for Evelyn Kathleen Welch to come to terms with her daughter's path.
Speaking to The Observer magazine, she said: ''My mum was so worried about me doing music - she thought it was dangerous, could hurt me, could be fleeting.
''She's accepted it's not a phase now. But she's been through a lot, so always prepares for the worst.''
Indeed, her mum - who is currently Professor of Renaissance Studies and Vice-Principal for Arts and Sciences at King's College London - is still disappointed that Florence didn't go to university.
However, the 'You've Got The Love' hitmaker - whose band will release their fourth studio album 'High as Hope' later this week - admitted she has realised she gets her knack for performing from her mother.
She added: ''And people tell me I disappear - that's like her, too, and it can be isolating in a relationship, and maybe was isolating when we were kids.
''Like me, I think she has big feelings, but she's put them somewhere else, away. I'm still figuring out what that well of longing in me is, and looking at the origins.''
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She said: ''Like, 'You couldn't admit this for years, and now you put it in a pop song?' ''
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