Florence and the Machine Return with ‘Sky Full of Song’

Everyone’s favourite queen of ethereal is back!

It seems like it’s been a while since we had new music from Florence and the Machine. In actual fact, it’s only been three years since the release of ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. Nevertheless, Friday the 13th has proved to be a lucky day for us all, as the singer has just unveiled new material.

‘Sky Full of Song’ is a beautifully, poignant track that will be released on limited edition 7” vinyl for Record Store Day on the 21st April. The track starts out in a sort of acapella, before Welch’s voice is complimented by strings and piano.

In the A.G Rojas-directed music video for the track, Florence spends the majority of the time lying on the floor, or sitting on her knees.

Speaking about the track, Florence said:

This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed. 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 track will be released on vinyl alongside ‘New York Poem (for Polly’), a reading of a poem taken from Florence’s first book ‘Useless Magic’. The book will feature a collection of lyrics, artwork, and poetry, offering a deeply personal insight into her creative process.

‘Useless Magic’ will be released on 5th July via Fig Tree/Penguin Books. Fingers crossed further music isn’t far off either.

Written by QWEERIST editor

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