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Florence Welch says no tricks on new, stripped-down Florence and the Machine album
Florence Welch says no tricks on new, stripped-down Florence and the Machine album

Florence Welch flung open the door to her suite at the Chateau Marmont last month like a woman in the middle of an important task. Inside, dozens of designer gowns, maybe a hundred in all, hung on several clothing racks awaiting the singer's careful inspection. Shoes and accessories sat in piles on the carpeted floor nearby. The job she was doing, it turns out, was important: These were wardrobe options for one of music's most style-conscious events, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., where Welch, one of music's most fashion-forward stars, was due to perform in about a week with her popular British band, Florence and the Machine. "Someone...

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