Single Review: Florence + the Machine – Sky Full Of Song

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Florence + the Machine make comeback for Record Store Day
Florence + the Machine is back! The British band released their most recent LP, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, back in 2015 and after an extensive tour to promote the record, they took a little break. Now Florence is ready for a new chapter with two new tracks in one week! A couple of days ago she dropped her version of Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’, for the compilation album Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. For Record Store Day 2018 she now unleashed the track ‘Sky Full of Song’, the first track taken from the upcoming fourth album!

It is not completely clear yet if we should treat this track as the official first single of the band’s upcoming album. For a lead single it is quite understated, especially compared to the likes of ‘Dog Days Are Over’, ‘What The Water Gave Me’ and ‘What Kind of Man’. ‘Sky Full Of Song’ is an acoustic track that revolves all around Florence’s hypnotizing vocals and poetic lyrics. She bares her soul about what it is like to live her life as an artist, seemingly using flying as a metaphor for performing, stressing how it is hard to come down after feeling high on stage. “I thought I was flying, but maybe I am dying tonight”, she sings in the heartbreaking middle-eight. So touching!

This might not be the most instant or radiofriendly you have ever heard Florence + the Machine, but both lyrically and vocally this is captivating stuff. I suspect ‘Sky Full Of Song’ sets the mood for the upcoming album, rumoured to be titled High As Hope, beautifully!

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