Florence And The Machine’s highly anticipated return is upon us! After being rumoured for a while now, Sky Full Of Song’s release comes in time for the US RSD on the 21st as part of a limited double A-side along with a recording of “New York Poem (For Polly). Her first release since the specially curated Final Fantasy soundtrack, Flo’s new track does not disappoint, it has been met with thousands of compliments from her longstanding, dedicated fan base.
Unlike her prior album, the track is fairly minimalist, lacking any specific melody, dominated by bass, strings and hints of piano, the simplicity gives a rightful place to her silvery, warm voice, backed up by flows of breezy backing vocals, adding texture to the generally thin record. Despite its simplicity, as always, the clarity and comfort Florence’s contained within her vocals hit hard and powerful, filling in any gaps possible within the melody.
It appears to be the complete opposite of previous works by Florence, however, it signifies a new chapter in their career, cleverly wiping the slate completely clean of any expectations due to the basic nature of the track.
Speaking about the track, Welch says, “Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down,” she says. “There is this feeling of being cracked open, rushing endlessly outwards and upwards, and wanting somebody to hold you still, bring you back to yourself. It’s an incredible, celestial, but somehow lonely feeling.”
The track also comes accompanied with a video, directed by AG Roja. Watch it below.
(WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND LISTENING TO IT WITH HEADPHONES FOR FULL MUSICAL, EMOTIONAL EFFECT. YOU’RE WELCOME XXXX)
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