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New Florence + The Machine Album, High As Hope, Is Rumored Near

The last time that Florence Welch graced us with great new original music was back in 2015 with How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. With that album, we were given “What Kind of Man”, “Ship to Wreck”, and “Queen of Peace” to enjoy and return to periodically. (Today’s playlisting trend typically doesn’t allow for return trips to songs other than a ‘catch’ on YouTube or radio.) Today, I still frequently return to “Dog Days Are Over”, and “Drumming Song” from her first album, Lungs (2009).

Recently, it’s been rumored that the new Florence + The Machine have a new album arriving. The sources are credible and so, with that, I’ll simply repeat the ‘rumors’ for you, just so you’re aware.

On June 29, a new Florence + The Machine album is expected to be released. The new album is being called High As Hope, and will deliver ten new songs in the standard release, leaving speculation to an expanded Deluxe Edition. A new song, “Sky Full of Song” is expected this week.

I’ll be sure to keep a sharp eye out for official announcements!

New Florence Welch Album Scheduled For June

Florence Welch How BigFlorence Welch has enchanted us with a voice that is at once timeless and beautiful. She is the principal voice in the band, Florence + The Machine. Her songs have captured the interest of fans, as well as music makers, who have employed it to enhance their own visions of music.No matter how you have heard Florence Welch’s magnificent voice, with its incredible range and flavor, you have to come away with a respect.

Florence + The Machine have two albums out. The first, Lungs, contains the fascinating  “Dog Days Are Over”, as well as twelve other tracks. With the release of her follow-up, Ceremonials from 2011, she increased an already healthy group of fans. With songs like “Shake It Out”, and “What The Water Gave Me”, Florence Welch gifted us with her heart and soul. With other classics like “Cosmic Love”, and “You’ve Got The Love”, Florence Welch is one of our era’s great singers.

While this may be an early announcement (is there REALLY such a thing as a too early announcement?), it is necessary that you mark your calendars for the new Florence Welch album.

On June 1 (UK), June 2 (US), the latest album, How Big  How Blue  How Beautiful, is planned for release on and in a variety of offerings.

The album is scheduled to be released, as expected on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. But there are varieties even within those formats. Watch for CD, Deluxe Edition CD, vinyl 2LP set with gatefold jacket, and a sturdy LP Box with hinged lid that carries two 180g-weight LPs, and will add in a full-color 7″ x 7″ booklet, download rights to the songs, and an exclusive track not available on any other format.

In addition to the five expected offerings, there will also be selective bundling sets. The CD and LP bundles will include a numbered screen print. These screen print bundles will be limited to orders from the Florence + The Machine webstore.

Currently, How Big  How Blue  How Beautiful is being introduced by a front-running single, “What Kind Of Man”. It will join ten other new songs in the original set.  (You can view the video below HOWEVER, be AWARE that it is Not Safe For Work viewing as there is nudity, and a shocking scene. In addition, please note that the video is longer than the song as it sets up the song with a theatrical story-line as is the wont of Florence Welch’s style. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!) A Deluxe version will provide five additional songs with two of them being demos of songs on the original album.

CD Tracklist
How Big  How Blue  How Beautiful

01 – SHIP TO WRECK
02 – WHAT KIND OF MAN
03 – HOW BIG, HOW BLUE
04 – QUEEN OF PEACE
05 – VARIOUS STORMS & SAINTS
06 – DELILAH
07 – LONG & LOST
08 – CAUGHT
09 – THIRD EYE
10 – ST JUDE
11 – MOTHER

Deluxe Bonus Tracks

12 – HIDING
13 – MAKE UP YOUR MIND
14 – WHICH WITCH
15 – THIRD EYE (DEMO)
16 – HOW BIG, HOW BLUE (DEMO)

Poll: Best Female Artists of This Time Worthy Of Remembrance

Florence WelchPoll time again!

We have so many female artists that have legitimately gained our love and respect. A look through the ’60s, we have Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Laura Nyro, Barbra Streisand, while the ’70s plump up with even more.  For the ’70s, there are Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Helen Reddy, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King, Patti Smith, and a whole bunch more.  The ’80s delivered Kate Bush, Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, to name a few. Even the ’90s had a few icons. Those were Toni Childs, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morrissette, Sarah Maclachlan, and a few others. The interesting thing is that the ’90s produced female artists that are not as memorable as the previous decades (for many).

My poll question is this? Which female artists of the current generation, or since 2000, should be remembered as being extraordinary for their time. I have a few.

My list includes Florence Welch, Lykke Li, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), and Amy Winehouse and Adele (for different reasons). If we forego the usual Pop icons ( I have), we can safely eliminate artists like Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Britney Spears, and others of their kind.

So, what are your choices of era 2000- now artists that should be remembered decades from now?

Lykke Li