The long awaited return of Florence + The Machine is here! They are previewing their new album with a short video that features minimal vocals but a stunning backdrop. The song is ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful‘ and to our BIG surprise, the video was shot in and around Merida, Yucatan. The short video hints at a lengthier continuation so we are expecting to see more!
In the meantime, being so proud of our beloved Mexico, we highlight the location used in this video: the open-air theater at Hacienda San Pedro Ochil! Additionally, we show you a few other Merida spots that do not appear on the video but might be appearing in other clips, album artwork or promotional materials. Florence Welch was sure enjoying exploring the Yucatan Peninsula with her choreographer, director and crew! Hmm, more to come I am sure!
As you can see, this corner of our world is not just about beautiful beaches and bikini clad model shoots. There are hundreds of amazing and unique Cenotes all over the region. Majestic Haciendas that are signature attraction of beautiful Merida. Check out the amazing locations, then watch the video!
Hacienda San Pedro Ochil
The video is primarily shot at the outdoor theater of this beautiful hacienda in Merida. Hacienda San Pedro Ochil is an intimate and charming hacienda used as a tourist rest-stop. It is open to the public and you’ll find a casual restaurant, a Museum, craft workshops, a gift shop and a pond for swimming. Check out their website: haciendaochil.com
The Video: How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Directed by Tabitha Denholm and Vincent Haycock. Location: Merida, Yucatan. Mexico.
The Video: St Jude (Released March 23, 2015)
Directed by Vincent Haycock. Location: Merida, Yucatan. Mexico. (our guess)
Hacienda Temozon In Merida
This gorgeous Merdia hacienda is not featured in the video but Florence herself posted a photo of on Instagram visiting this location! An hacienda of coral walls and white moldings awaits you in the tropical rainforest ambience of the Yucatan peninsula, Hacienda Temozon recreates the belle époque of the Mexican southeast. Special details, like weathered wooden doors and rose petals, reflect the natural display of our Mayan cultural surroundings. Delight in the fine service this superb residence offers and discover the beauty of ancient Mayan architectural sites. Check out their website: haciendatemozon.com/
Cenote Kankirixche In Merida
Located 49 kilometers south of Merida, Cenote Kankirixche, “Yellow Fruit Tree”, has 15 m drop to water level down a breakdown slope that can be negotiated with a handline. Here we have an Instagram photo posted by one of the video crew members.