Hot on the heels of April’s “Sky Full of Song,” Florence and the Machine have extended the run of good news with an official album announcement, a new track, and a cinematic visual to boot.
“Hunger” is the latest single from the UK band’s upcoming album, High as Hope, and proves that frontwoman Florence Welch understands pain better than anyone else. It’s a rousing track, with her powerhouse vocals wrapping around a raw emotional center that stems from her own vulnerability.
“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,” Welch said. “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.”
High as Hope marks Welch’s first attempt to co-produce her band’s own album, which also features collabs with Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr and Jamie xx. The record is due to drop on June 29.
Watch the “Hunger” music video below: