Like a soft spring breeze, Florence Welch returns with "Sky Full of Song." The rumor mill has been buzzing about a potential new album on the horizon and this could be our very first taste. And boy, what a gentle comfort it is.
“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” Welch says in a press release. It's a song born from her experience on stage, touring, and in the "[city] without seasons"—aka Los Angeles. A tepid guitar melody guides Welch as her voice layers with choirs and bright symbol crashes. A burst of strings singles the song's climax where Welch cries out to the universe to calm and comfort her before its final breath.
“Sometimes when you are performing you get so high, it’s hard to know how to come down," she says. "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."
"Sky Full Of Song" will be released on a limited-edition double A-side 7” vinyl. The flip-side will feature a recording of “New York poem (for Polly),” which comes from Welch's forthcoming book of lyrics, poetry, and art called Useless Magic, due out July 5.