Florence and the Machine drop new single, “Sky Full of Song”

The English pop band’s first song since 2016 is a rapturous ballad that puts Florence Welch’s pipes front and center.

Not since 2015’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful have we heard new songs from Florence and the Machine. But the English pop band ended the dry spell two days ago with “Sky Full of Song,” their single for the upcoming Record Store Day.

“Sky Full of Song” is a pared-down track that sees Florence Welch’s gentle lilt take stage left, right and center. After a haunting a cappella intro, synths start to swell and an acoustic bassline thumps in—but fans will agree that Welch needs little assistance on the tune.

The track will be released as a seven-inch vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day, which falls on April 21. And it also serves as a preview of Florence and the Machine’s upcoming album, which remains untitled and doesn’t have a release date as of now. Rumors, however, have pegged the release date at June this year and the album title as As High as Hope.

Hug your knees, reminisce and listen to “Sky Full of Song” here:

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