It’s official. Florence and the Machine have returned with their long-awaited new song. On Thursday (April 12), the United Kingdom-founded band unleashed their rumored new song, “Sky Full of Song.” The four-minute video’s has a simple concept; frontwoman Florence Welch going about a room as she sings the song.
“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” begins Welch in a statement about the new song.
“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.”
Watch the black-and-white, AG Roja-directed clip above.
“Sky Full of Song” will be featured as one of the many new tunes coming our way for Record Store Day (April 21). The tune will be available as a limited edition 7-inch vinyl. The B-side of the record will feature a recording of “New York poem (for Polly)” which can be found in Welch’s upcoming book, Useless Magic.
According to NME, the book will reportedly “give insight on Welch’s creative process by featuring some of the subjects and areas which have inspired her writing.” The book is set to be released on July 5.
In support of the new music, and speculated new album, Florence and the Machine 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.
Back in February, Virgin Records CEO Ted Cockle confirmed in an interview that Florence Welch and company will release new music before the end of 2018.
“We are looking forward to great new music from Florence + the Machine, Blossoms, CHVRCHES, James Bay and Shawn Mendes,” Cockle said in his interview with Virgin boss, Richard Branson.