Album Review – Florence + The Machine

“It is soft, yet monumental, while still holding the original feeling that the band embodies.”

Indie rock band Florence + The Machine have just released their fourth LP High As Hope following their previous 2015 LP How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Vocalist Florence Welch showcases her unique contralto vocals but with a different feel for this new album compared to past debuts.

“Sky Full Of Song” was the first single released prior to the album back in April. The release of this single truly was the start of a build up of emotions that would only escalate until the full album dropped.

My personal favorite was the second single released called “Hunger” which you can stream here.

This single offers a rawness and fresh sound compared to what Florence + The Machine are known for. It is theatrical and powerful which is what made myself eager for the album. Signifying love and vulnerability, “Hunger” is a true anthem of High As Hope.

Sealing the album closed is the last song “No Choir”. This one sums up the extensive power listeners have experienced throughout the whole album. It is soft, yet monumental, while still holding the original feeling that the band embodies.

Cold War Kids frontman Nathan Willet worked alongside Welch on this record. High As Hope was recorded and released by Virgin EMI records and Republic Records. Florence + The Machine will be touring worldwide throughout Europe, North America, and Australia on their new record from July 2018 all the way through March of next year.

 

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