Florence and the Machine have unveiled a brand new song titled ‘Light Of Love’ taken from the recording sessions of their 2018 album, ‘High As Hope’.
A decidedly sedated offering compared with the lofty sounds of hit tracks such as ‘Dog Days Are Over’ and ‘Shake It Out’, the track does lend a certain elegance and Welch’s performance is still an undeniable force, even when the volume is lowered.
Commenting on the track on Instagram the group’s singer Florence Welch said: “It never made it to the record, but I thought I would release it at midnight tonight, as a little token of my love.
And to raise awareness for the Intensive Care Society which provides care and support for the incredible doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals on the front line of this crisis. I will be donating all of my income from this song to the Intensive Care Society. I love and miss you all so much. With you in spirit from South London lockdown.“
Listen to ‘Light Of Love’ below.
Florence and the Machine first found success back in 2008 with an appearance on the BBC Introducing show, which they followed up by winning the Critics Choice Award at the 2009 Brit Awards. The band’s debut album ‘Lungs’ landed that same year and sat at number two in the UK Albums Chart for five consecutive weeks. The album reached the number one spot in 2010 and went on to become one of the best selling albums of both years, winning Best British Album at the 2010 Brit Awards.
2015’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 chart. ‘High As Hope’ which was released in 2018 is the group’s latest studio album produced by Florence herself.
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