Florence + the Machine have announced their return with new single ‘Hunger’.
Florence + the Machine have unveiled that their highly anticipated new album, ‘High As Hope’, will be released on June 29th.
With Florence Welsh’s raw and honest lyricism, ‘Hunger’ explores the holes in our psyche which we seek to fill with love, hate, obsessions or addictions, and the understanding that only you can ever satisfy yourself.
“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,” says Florence. “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.”
Florence + the Machine recorded ‘Hunger’ and the majority of ‘High As Hope’ in London.
Florence wrote, co-produced (her first time co-producing a Florence + the Machine album) and recorded the majority of 'High As Hope' in solitude, cycling to her studio in Peckham every day.
The record was polished off in LA, with her friend and co-producer, Emile Haynie, who also brought in Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx as further collaborators. It was when she was mixing the record in New York, overlooking the skyline of the city, that she crafted the album title.
With features on 365 influential playlists, Florence + the Machine enjoy over 32 million total artist playlist followers this week. This sits alongside their 3.54 million total direct followers, with both statistics suggesting that their return will be warmly welcomed by a huge audience (Instrumental).