Video is criticised...
Holly Frith

15:39 22nd November 2011

Florence And The Machine have been criticized for their latest video 'No Light, No light', with fans suggesting it has a racist subtext.

The track, which can be listened to below on Gigwise, is taken from the band's latest album 'Ceremonials', released at the end of last month.

The video sees frontwoman Welch hanging off a city skyscraper while a man stabs a voodoo doll that resembles her and then is rescued by all-white Christian boys choir.

A number of fans on YouTube have now underlying theme for the video is dubious.

One fan, chinklicious posted: "Art can be offensive too. The black man as a mysterious voodoo artist, a bag over his head so he is dehumanized...t he black man chasing the white woman who falls into the safe hands of a gaggle of white school children while the black offender is shrouded in dark shadows.

"If this isn't subtle (or not so subtle) racism then I don't know what is. This is the kind of stuff that people watch and subconsciously internalize, and is ultimately projected as outwards racism."

The follow-up to Florence Welch's debut album 'Lungs' has been produced by Paul Epworth at Abbey Road studios in London. Epworth was behind Cosmic Love', one of the standout tracks from her debut.

It boasts the singles 'What The Water Gave me' and current track 'Shake It Out'.

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