Listen to Florence + The Machine’s new song, ‘Sky Full Of Song’

It's the first track taken from their new album

Florence + The Machine have shared a new song, called ‘Sky Full Of Song’.

The track is their first since 2015 album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. It was previously rumoured that the lead track from the follow-up would be released today (April 12). It will also be released for Record Store Day.

The sparse but typically elegant ‘Sky Full Of Song’ is accompanied by an artful black and white video. In the song, Florence Welch sings, “I want you so bad, but you could be anyone.” Watch it below.

“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” Florence Welch said of the track. “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.”

It’s been claimed that Florence has been working on the new record with Brett Shaw, who produced 2015’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’. As discovered by Spanish music blog Binaural, the official website of London’s Miloco Studios claims that Shaw spent a large part of 2017 working on the record.

“Brett has spent 2017 recording the upcoming Florence And The Machine Album at 123 studios and out in L.A.”, the official biography for Shaw states.  Binaural has also shared a birthday note from Florence to Shaw which is dated as January 2017 – suggesting that the new record has been in development for well over a year.

Welch teased her return last year by announcing festival appearances for 2018. As well as Orange Warsaw Festival, she will take her band to Germany’s Melt! Festival in July. She will also play Bilbao’s BBK Festival between 12-14 July.