Your Summer Sounds Like: Florence + the Machine – “Hunger”

Florence + the Machine – High As Hope is available at iTunes.

Florence Welch

by Walter Price

 

Hearing the fresh new single from Florence + the Machine I’m totally transitioned back to the importance of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ album. Not a direct comparison, but an atmosphere. Just as that classic ’77 album, heaviness is written and presented in strong, tactile pop.

At seventeen, I started to starve myself
I thought that love was a kind of emptiness
And at least I understood then the hunger I felt
And I didn’t have to call it loneliness

Florence Welch has always been one of those songwriters that actually uses self-experience to craft sturdy, beautiful songs that resonate with people actually having to deal with life. Here, the new single “Hunger”, delves into the odd and true ways we look for love and acceptance in all the wrong places and/or actions. At times, causing more self-harm, than good.

I thought that love was in the drugs
But the more I took, the more it took away
And I could never get enough
I thought that love was on the stage
You give yourself to strangers
You don’t have to be afraid
And then it tries to find a home with people, oh, and I’m alone
Picking it apart and staring at your phone

Is this song too heavy for summer? No, it shows that real life is an every season reality. And if you like your current pop music to be rooted in classic rock-solidness, your sunny playlist just got a whole lotta fresh perfection.

“Hunger” comes from the new album ‘High as Hope’.

FLORENCE + the MACHINE

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VIDEO CREDITS: Directed by AG Rojas / Produced by Park Pictures

 

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