A large part of the music-loving world is basking in joy now that Florence + the Machine has announced a release date for new album High As Hope. And I’m sure, like us, you can’t wait for it’s arrival on June 29th. In case you haven’t heard the second song Florence Welch has revealed from the album yet (after enthralling us with breathtaking first song Sky Full Of Song), let’s all watch the A.G. Rojas directed video for Hunger together. We get a magnificent dose of Florence’s incomparable voice and her intimate, raw lyricism on the song which explores themes involving acceptance, community, and joy. “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,” says Florence. “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.” I can’t wait to see Florence + the Machine headline at Outside Lands Music Festival this August. She’s such a spectacular performer, a goddess bursting with contagious vitality and vigor, and her glorious baroque pop always lifts us towards the heavens. Pre-order High As Hope, here.

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