Sky Full of Song

Album: High as Hope (2018)
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  • The first taste of new music from Florence + the Machine since the 2016 single "Wish That You Were Here" is a sparse but elegant tune that was released on April 12, 2018 as a precursor to a new album.

    I was screaming at my father, and you were screaming at me
    I can feel your anger from way across the sea


    "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," frontwoman Florence Welch said. "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."
  • A limited edition, double A-side 7" vinyl version was released on April 21, 2018 to coincide with Record Store Day. It was backed by a recording of "New York poem (for Polly)," taken from Welch's book Useless Magic: a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry.

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