Florence + the Machine have unveiled a brand new track entitled ‘Sky Full Of Song’, their first new music since 2016.

The track, with accompanying video directed by A.G. Rojas, comes in partnership with Record Store Day, a limited edition, double A-side 7” vinyl will follow on April 21.

“This was a song that just fell out of the sky fully formed,” says Florence Welch. “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 Welch’s forthcoming book Useless Magic: a collection of lyrics, artwork and poetry offering a unique, personal insight into her creative process.

Useless Magic is out July 5 via Crown Publishing/Penguin.

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