“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed.”
Florence + The Machine just unveiled their track + visual for “Sky Full Of Song.” The black and white video, directed by AG Rojas, features frontwoman Florence Welch belting it out in a completely grounding performance.
Aside from shots of Welch outspread on the floor, as well as various abstract imagery, “Sky Full Of Song” steers away from swift visual distractions. The storytelling lyrics, subtle strings, and signature vocals match the gliding, somber feel of the video. The position Welch takes throughout the video reflect anger, exhaustion, and even acceptance, but not defeat. “Sky Full Of Song” calls upon a variety of complex emotions. It feels like a very personal diary entry sung by one, but shared by millions of listeners.
In a statement, Welch felt that, “this was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed. 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.”
“Sky Full of Song” is the band’s first music release since 2016, with hopefully more to come soon. In honor of Record Store Day 2018, the song will be available as a limited edition 7” vinyl single on April 21st.
Watch “Sky Full Of Song” here: