Just ahead of Record Store Day (April 21st), Florence + The Machine has released a brand new track titled “Sky Full of Song”. We have all grown accustom to hearing beautiful, heart wrenching power ballads from the English Indie Rocker, but this song in particular features a relatively softer side of Welch which actually makes for a more powerful song. In fact I personally feel like “Sky Full of Song” may be Florence + The Machine‘s most beautiful song to date.
“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” says Welch of the new release “Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down. 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 video, directed by AJ Rojas is equally stunning filmed in all black and white. Whether it be live on stage, through your headphones or on film, Florence Welch never leaves any questions as to whether she feels what she’s singing. Her tracks always seem to possess and consume her; “Sky Full of Song” is no different.
The single will be available on double A-side 7″ Vinyl come Record Store Day (April 21st) and will be backed by “New York poem (for Polly),” taken from Welch’s forthcoming book Useless Magic: a collection of art, poetry and lyrics from Welch which will be released July 5th. Make sure to snag a copy of the record yourself while celebrating on Friday.
Until then, check out the video for “Sky Full of Song” below.
Editor in Chief of Lemonade Magazine
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