It’s been a few weeks since Florence and the Machine unleashed their much-anticipated new song, “Sky Full of Song.” Now, it looks like fans should get ready for another new tune before the week is over. On Monday (April 30), frontwoman Florence Welch uploaded a photo on Instagram with the band’s initials, the word “hunger,” and the date May 3. In the accompanying caption, she simply posted: “VIDEO @a.g.rojas, PHOTOGRAPHY @vincenthaycock, More .@florenceandthemachine.”
If you click on the band’s Instagram handle, it will take you to their official Instagram page where a total of three images appear. The caption on all three images are the same: “HUNGER, Single out May 3, Video directed by AG Rojas, Photos by Vincent Haycock.” Check out the band’s profile here.
“Hunger” will be the second new song from the band since the release of 2015’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. While the group released “Sky Full of Song” as a Record Store Day contribution, it will most likely end up on their widely speculated new album.
Earlier this month, NME claimed that the group’s fourth studio album will be titled High As Hope and see a release date of June 29. If the band is aiming to release new music in June, that will be perfect timing on their part since they have been confirmed for several music festivals this summer including Poland’s Orange Warsaw Festival, Germany’s Melt! Festival, and Spain’s Bilbao BBK Festival.
The new music speculation began in February when Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle revealed in an interview that a handful of artists on the label will be releasing new albums before the end of 2018.
“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay, and Shawn Mendes.”
Currently, CHVRCHES, James Bay, and Shawn Mendes have all confirmed the release of new music, so Florence and the Machine should not be too far behind.