The rumours have proven true: Florence Welch and co. are back and just in time for Record Store Day on the 21st April.

The brand new track ‘Sky Full of Song’ premiered today in partnership with Record Store Day and will be released on a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl featuring the new track and a recording of “New York poem (for Polly)”, taken from Welch’s forthcoming book Useless Magic on the flip-side.

The delicate and blissful track is the first release since 2016 and is expected to be the first track from the rumoured upcoming album this year set to follow from 2015’s How Big How Blue How Beautiful. The album is suggested to be produced by Brett Shaw also of How Big…

“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” Florence Welch has said in a statement about the track. “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.”

Florence + the Machine have teased their return with a handful of festival slots this year which can be seen below, along with dreamy black and white video accompaniment to the new track.

Florence + the Machine 2018 Festival Dates:
06/01-02 – Warsaw, PL @ Orange Warsaw Festival
07/12-14 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/13-15 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/21-22 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/03-05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/07-09 – Vancouver, BC @ SKOOKUM Festival
08/10-12 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
09/14-16 – Denver, CO @ Grandoozy

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