British indie rockers Florence + The Machine released a new studio album last month, High As Hope, with Kamasi Washington, Jamie xx, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Kelsey Lu collaborating on the ten new tracks. High As Hope was co-produced by frontwoman and songwriter Florence Welsh and her friend Emily Haynie.
Florence + The Machine recently stopped by SiriusXM to perform a special four-song series, as well as answer a variety of questions.
Elsewhere in the interview she discussed the origins of the album title High As Hope, saying that it came out of a poem she wrote about New York, and she also clarified why her recent breakup wasn’t a focal point of the album.
“I didn’t feel like people needed to hear that anymore, and I think, at that point, there were bigger heartbreaks going on than my own heartbreak,” she told Eliscu. “It somehow didn’t feel like that interesting to me. And maybe ‘How Big, How Blue’ had covered every nook and cranny of heartbreak that you possibly could. And also, I guess, in the journey that I had in the last couple of years, I understood that it wasn’t really about the other person, you know?”
Watch the in-studio performances of the band’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs”, newly released “Hunger” and “Sky Full Of Songs”, and 2009’s “Cosmic Love” below.
Florence + The Machine – “Silver Springs” (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Florence + The Machine – “Hunger”
Florence + The Machine – “Sky Full Of Song”
Florence + The Machine – “Cosmic Love”