Florence + the Machine announce new album will be released in June
Florence + the Machine has today confirmed a new album High As Hope which will be released on June 29th, with the first official single, ‘Hunger’, premiering today.
Lead singer Florence Welch says of 'Hunger': "This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, and how attempts to feel less alone can sometimes isolate us more. I guess I made myself more vulnerable in this song to encourage connection, because perhaps a lot more of us feel this way than we are able to admit. Sometimes when you can't say it, you can sing it."
Welch started writing High As Hope (which is also the first album she has officially co-produced) in solitude in South London, routinely cycling to her studio in Peckham every day to, as she puts it, “bang on the wall with sticks”. She took the songs to Los Angeles with her friend and co-producer Emile Haynie, opening them up along the way for collaboration with the likes of Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx.
High As Hope is made up, says Welch, “of joy and fury...It’s always a work in progress, and I definitely don’t have everything figured out. But this feels like quite a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one. I’m just more comfortable with who I am.”
High as Hope will be released on June 29. You can pre-order the album now here. Single 'Hunger' is available now to buy or stream.
High As Hope tracklisting
3. South London Forever
4. Big God
5. Sky Full of Song
8. 100 Years
9. The End of Love
10. No Choir