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Florence + The Machine Release ‘Sky Full Of Song’ 7” Single For Record Store Day

Florence + The Machine are releasing an exclusive, limited double A-side 7″ single ‘Sky Full Of Song’/ ‘New York Poem (For Polly)’ in partnership with Record Store Day.

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Florence + the Machine have today premiered their brand new track, ‘Sky Full Of Song’. Released without warning in partnership with Record Store Day, a limited edition, double-A-sided 7” vinyl is set to follow on 21 April, with the A.G Rojas-directed video for Sky Full Of Song also available to watch below here.

Discussing Sky Full Of Song for the first time, Florence Welch writes: “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.”

The Record Store Day release of ‘Sky Full Of Song’ will be backed by a recording of ‘New York Poem (For Polly)’, taken from Useless Magic: a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry which will form Welch’s first book, and offers a unique, personal insight into her creative process. Useless Magic will be released on 5 July via Fig Tree/Penguin.

Florence + The Machine’s most recent studio album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, debuted at number one in eight countries including the UK and the US and reached the top 10 of 20 countries. The album sold over a million copies worldwide by the end of 2015 and has been certified platinum in the UK, Australia and Poland, and gold in other territories. It was promoted by the singles ‘What Kind of Man’ and ‘Ship To Wreck’, which both reached the top 40 in the UK as well as ‘Queen of Peace’ and ‘Delilah’. Additionally, the band have been nominated for seven Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.

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